Build strength, coordination and balance in our personalised falls prevention day program
Our falls prevention day program is designed to prevent falls and assist with recovery from any fall-related injuries.
Our individually tailored program focuses on building strength, coordination and balance while incorporating safety strategies to promote independence and reduce the risk of falls. During your stay you may attend our falls prevention group, which is designed to improve your knowledge of falls prevention strategies.
This program is led by our multidisciplinary team which includes physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, hydrotherapists, occupational therapists and nursing staff. You will also have regular clinical reviews with a rehabilitation specialist.
This program – which is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week – is suitable for individuals:
- who have had a recent fall-related injury or illness
- who have had an exacerbation of a condition causing balance problems
- with persisting or worsening disability and dependency due to comorbidities which require rehabilitation because of balance and safety issues
Falls prevention programs are available as either inpatient programs or day programs.
Enquire about our falls prevention day program
Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Matilda Nepean for our day falls prevention program, or contact us directly for more information.
Join our falls prevention program as a day patient or an inpatient
Depending on an individual’s needs, our falls prevention program can be accessed as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.
Find out more about our post-rehabilitation wellness programs
At the end of the falls prevention program, you will have the opportunity to continue your exercise regime via our day wellness program. This is a program of supervised independent exercise for one hour in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does day rehabilitation involve?
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
How do I dress and what do I bring to a rehabilitation session?
- comfortable clothes for exercise
- suitable covered footwear
- water bottle
- towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
Most patients with private health cover will have a no-gap payment, which means your health fund will cover 100% of the program.
Our team will be able to assist and advise what payments will be made by your health fund, and if there are any out-of-pocket expenses. For example, some health funds charge an excess or co-payment if you have not had any other hospital admissions in the current year.
Other options for payment include self-funding, Department Veterans’ Affairs, Comprehensive Third Party and Work Cover.