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Part of our Wellness for Independence Programs®

Foot Wellness

We know that taking good care of your feet improves your ability to stay on them and one of the best ways to improve your foot health is by taking part in our Foot Wellness program.

Benefits

The health of your feet can affect your wellbeing and quality of life in a variety of ways; from restricting your mobility to causing ongoing pain or discomfort.

Led by Registered Nurses, our Foot Wellness program focuses on assessing current foot health concerns, detecting any related chronic health conditions and providing you with the education and support to keep you on your feet and living actively and independently at home. The Foot Wellness program also aims to help you take care of your feet to avoid falls.

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  • Increase balance, strength and prevent falls.
  • Manage chronic conditions and foot health.
  • Learn how to alleviate and manage foot pain.

About the program

When you sign up to our Foot Wellness program you will also complete our Diabetes Wellness program. The combined program provides specialist education about healthy feet and falls prevention linked with education about damage to nerves in the feet related to diabetes. Registered Nurses will also provide you information on the pathways available to diagnose those conditions and assist you with how to manage these at home.

As a Foot Wellness program participant you will receive an initial assessment of the health of your feet and any related health concerns such as your risk of falls and chronic illness.

Together with our Registered Nurses, you will set goals that will help you achieve better foot health and general wellbeing. Throughout the Foot Wellness program you will also have the opportunity to monitor your progress and celebrate your achievements.

The combined Foot and Diabetes Wellness program is delivered once a week across 16 weeks and includes face-to-face group sessions, individual assessments and a period of self-directed care. You will feel supported by our staff and enjoy learning along with other participants, how to have happy feet and a happy life.

Eligibility criteria*

  • 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.
*Other eligibility criteria may apply Contact us for more info.

How can I pay?

There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.

Government Funding

Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program and Department of Veterans Affairs options.

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Private Pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself.

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The support you need

Your needs are different to others and we understand that. Get started now or call us to chat about how we can help you stay living, feeling and being well.

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