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