We help people who have become physically or cognitively impaired with the means to lead meaningful lives, regardless of any disability they may have acquired or circumstances they are returning to.
We provide acute and sub-acute inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation for people challenged with a wide range of disabilities caused by disease or injuries, including:
- Joint replacements
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neurological conditions such as Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis and Parkinson’s Disease
- Brain Injuries
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- General weakness after lengthy hospitalisation
- Palliative care
Nurture Health assists patients to achieve their highest level of functioning and independence following injury and illness as cost effectively as possible. Each patient’s rehabilitation is carefully planned to meet their needs.
The therapy team consists of two groups of people: an in-house rehabilitation team and a team of professionals whose services are contracted in when this is required.
Patients undergo a combination of specially designed therapy sessions to suit their specific needs. Patients receive intensive therapy daily and, depending on their medical condition, this will include home and life management skills training.
- Full assessment by all members of the team
- Comprehensive reporting and determination of approximate length of stay
- Daily therapy
- Weekly progress reports
- Family meeting
- Carer/Family training if necessary
- Acquisition of all necessary equipment
Meetings are held with each patient’s close family and all relevant team members to discuss initial assessments, rehabilitation goals and discharge planning.
These meetings provide a platform for all involved parties to discuss a patient’s diagnosis, the impact of this on the patient’s return to his/her previous level of functioning and the teams rehabilitation goals. Any challenges or barriers that may need to be considered when assisting the family with discharge planning are also identified and discussed during this time to ensure that these can be addressed before discharge takes place.
Training will be provided with carers or patients’ family members prior to discharge to assist a patient to continue with daily activities at home.
In appropriate cases work assessments will form part of discharge planning in order to determine whether a patient will be able to return to work. Staff will also assist in making arrangements in the case of the patient being unable to return to work.
A referral to out-patient services may occur as a result of a referral from your doctor, a concern of your own for yourself or a loved one, or as part of planned discharge procedures.
These services ensure that patients continue to receive the therapeutic and medical treatment that they need in order to remain as safe and independent as possible at home.
We focus on what patients will need to be able to accomplish in their daily lives. Our team works with patients to formulate the therapy strategy that is best suited to their specific needs and circumstances.
Currently out-patient services are limited to people previously treated in our facility.
Nurture Health hospitals are fully licensed meeting the requirements of the Department of Health for private hospitals.
We are registered with BHF as an acute and sub-acute rehabilitation facility.
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
At the heart of Nurture Health Hospitals lie its experienced interdisciplinary team that are driven by the conviction that the best outcome is reached by clearly understanding the needs and wishes of our patients. Their aim is to ensure that the team works together to deliver the best outcome.
The full time team consists of:
- Medical practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Swallowing Therapist
- Social Workers
- Rehabilitation Nurses
In addition the part time support team includes Dieticians and Psychologists.