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Respiratory Wellness

We can help you breathe easily with our Respiratory Wellness program.

Benefits

We understand that catching your breath when you have a respiratory illness can be difficult. It can also prevent you staying active and mobile which prevents you from getting out and about and enjoying the things you love.

The Respiratory Wellness program is based on current research and helps you to learn how to make small lifestyle changes to conserve your energy, eat well, stay socially active and mobile, stay relaxed and manage your respiratory wellbeing.

A focus of the Respiratory Wellness program is helping you to have any respiratory concerns recognised, diagnosed and treated quickly.

  • Self-manage respiratory conditions.
  • Home modifications to stay at home safely.
  • Prevent respiratory illness progressing.

About the program

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 respiratory 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. 

Our qualified clinical staff will assess your respiratory health at the beginning of the program so it can be customised to your needs.  Your progress will also be monitored throughout the program and you will receive another health assessment when the program is complete to celebrate how far you’ve come. You will also set goals and enjoy meeting these along the way.

You will feel supported by staff and enjoy learning along with other participants how to manage your respiratory health to stay living an active and independent 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.

More information

Private Pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.

More information

Frequently Asked Questions

The Respiratory Wellness program is based on current research and helps you to learn how to make small lifestyle changes to conserve your energy, eat well, stay socially active and mobile, stay relaxed and manage your respiratory wellbeing.

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.

Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on respiratory wellness.

Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you ongoing support througout 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.

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.

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.


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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