If you, or someone you care for, requires treatment and rehabilitation, then Baptcare’s day therapy centres may be able to assist you.
Our centres offer a range of tailored support services to older people including podiatry, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. These services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team who are committed to improving health outcomes, particularly for those with chronic conditions.
Day therapy aims to:
- Maximise independence in activities of daily living
- Promote health and wellbeing
- Promote self management of physical conditions.
Who is eligible?
Older people and people with a disability who live at home or receive low level care in a residential aged care home. Attendance can be arranged by referral through a doctor, health professional, carer or family member or by the individual requiring care.
Clients are encouraged to make their own arrangements.
There is a small charge per visit. Fees can be waived in cases of financial hardship. For confidential advice, please contact the day therapy centre in your area.
Which areas do the centres cover?
There are no geographical boundaries.
Baptcare offers a variety of social activity groups to individuals 65 years and above, who are living at home and have the desire to remain connected to their community. These services are available through our day centres. Individuals have access to a range of exciting programs including tai chi, craft sessions, music groups and outings. This program is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)
Baptcare provides PAGs that are suitable for older adults and adults with disabilities. The aim of the program is to keep those who may be socially isolated, active within the community.
- Walking groups
- Day outings
- Guest speakers
- Armchair travel
- Exercise and physical games
- Culturally specific activities
- Café lunches
- Coffee groups.
Clients are encouraged to make their own arrangements. However, a minibus can be made available by arrangement to assist with your transport needs. Taxis may also be used and we encourage all our clients to use their half price taxi cards. Baptcare can assist by meeting travel related expenses. Please ask the Coordinator at your site.
If you are experiencing difficulty in paying fees, please contact the coordinator who will discuss the most suitable options for your situation.
We treat all enquiries with confidentiality and respect. If you are unable to pay fees, you will not be disadvantaged in accessing our programs.
People 65 years and above and older people with a disability.
For more information about Baptcare’s allied health services and planned activities groups, please contact us on the details above.
Baptcare's Day Therapy programs are supported by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments under the HACC program.