A strong, healthy heart is essential for living a long, active and independent life.
Our Cardiac Wellness program is led by qualified health professionals or Registered Nurses who help you to have any heart concerns assessed and diagnosed as early as possible. The program is based on the latest research and enables you to take control of your heart health.
Designed for older people who have cardiac health conditions or may be at risk of developing these in the future, the program provides you the tools and tips to make the changes needed to keep yourself and your heart well.
Taking steps to keep your heart healthy can never start too soon and by taking part in the Cardiac Wellness program you will benefit from recognising the early signs of heart disease and understanding what you can do in your day-to-day life to keep heart conditions at bay.
- Learn about common heart problems and signs of heart attack.
- Tips on how to exercise and eat your way to a healthy heart.
- Find out about the medical safety devices to assist you and how they work.
About the program
As a Cardiac Wellness program participant you will receive an initial assessment of your heart and general health including any concerns you have by qualified health professionals or Registered Nurses. You will then work with them to set goals to achieve throughout the program and monitor and celebrate your progress along the way
As a result of COVID-19, our Wellness programs have been moved to a virtual setting meaning you can access it from wherever you live. Delivered once a week via a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to speak openly about your heart health concerns and even socialise with new friends, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of our Wellness Facilitators can even help you get set up if you’ve never used video calling before and all you need is internet connection and an iPad or computer.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
You can attend one of our Wellness or Activity Centres to take part in this service.Join us at one of our Wellness or Activity Centres for this service.
A team member can help take you from A to B in your local community.Learn more about services in your community
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Cardiac Wellness program is designed for older people who have cardiac health conditions or may be at risk of developing these in the future.
Can the Cardiac Wellness program be catered for specific culturally and linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program or access interpreting services if required.
This program is run by Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.
This program doesn't include physical activities and is suitable for seniors at any fitness level. An initial assessment will be completed to determine your general health, allowing us to design a tailored program that meets your specific needs.
Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on cardiac health.
Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you ongoing support throughout the duration of the program.
You may keep the iHealth device and educational manual, however iPads will need to be returned upon the completion or cancellation of the program.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions, but you can read the program manual to catch up on the ones you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and add you to another program when it becomes available.
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