Outpatient rehabilitation occurs when you visit a hospital or rehabilitation service for treatment without having to stay overnight, or when you receive care in your home after being in hospital following an injury, illness or surgery.
We provide a range of outpatient rehabilitation services, allowing you to access specialist support at hospital and then recover in the comfort of your home and community.
Reasons why rehabilitation is offered for outpatients
Rehabilitation may continue outside the hospital to continue or improve your health and wellbeing for a variety of conditions including:
- falls and balance
- general reconditioning
- orthopaedic care
- neurological events or disease
- pain management
- spinal surgery or injury
- amputee rehabilitation.
Our outpatient services benefits
- May help you maintain your health after injury, illness or surgery, either in your home, or through day programs.
- Follow a personalised health care plan that may include a mix of health care services such as physiotherapy, exercise therapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy.
- Allow you to stay in your own home while building strength and mobility.
Day Therapy Unit at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
Publically funded outpatient rehabilitation is provided in our Day Therapy Unit. This purpose built unit provides rehabilitation and reconditioning to patients over 65 years of age who live in the East Metropolitan Area.
The unit delivers a comprehensive range of outpatient services by a multidisciplinary healthcare team including specialist geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals.
Aims to improve patient functionality in the community while maintaining and promoting independence. Assists patients to develop, recover, improve and maintain the skills needed for activities of daily living. Helps patients to remain safe and independent with the use of home aids, equipment and assistive devices. Involves a memory group that runs intermittently throughout the year to assist with memory and/or prevent decline
ReferralsAny medical professional can refer to the Day Therapy Unit including those at WA public hospitals and General Practitioners.
Patients must be over 65 years of age and reside in Perth’s East Metropolitan area.
Visit admissions and referrals for instructions and forms.