Therapy & Lifestyle Centre
Located within RSL ANZAC Village is the Therapy & Lifestyle Centre (TLC). Open to all seniors – whether living in the local area or within the village itself – the TLC can provide you with the best possible holistic care and support through a vast array of medical, specialist and health & wellbeing services to improve your quality of life. More than just a traditional medical centre, the Therapy & Lifestyle Centre has a wide range of professional expertise with the ability to provide:
Medical services –GPs, Allied health and Home Care services;
Diagnostic services – Pathology, Radiology and X-Ray;
Preventative services – Rehabilitation program, Falls prevention classes; and
Social support – Counselling, Community Care Support Groups and Day Respite for seniors.
For your convenience, GP, pathology and most specialist services are bulk billed and eligible veterans will have no gaps for medical services rendered. To ensure we can continue to provide a high quality service some fees will apply for some services.
MEDICAL & SPECIALIST SERVICES
GPs are available on-site Monday to Thursday and home-based visits can be arranged if required. Bookings are not essential but are recommended on the day of appointment. For further enquiries please call the TLC reception on 8978 4327.
We offer a rehabilitation program which is individually tailored and led by a specialist doctor and team. Each program is complimentary to or replaces in-hospital rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation and Wellness program is designed to help you get strong again pre and post-surgery assist with reconditioning after illness, pain management, recovery and prevention after a fall, and strengthening due to a slow decline in balance and function. For more information click here.
The TLC is also home to the RSL LifeCare at Home team of nurses and carers. RSL LifeCare at Home can support you in living independently at home through support services such as housekeeping, personal care, respite care, meals, nursing support, post-hospital care and more. For further information click here or call reception to find out more on 8978 4327.
It’s good to know that if you need urgent medical attention, our care staff are right here on-site to care for you.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
For your health and well-being, the Therapy & Lifestyle Centre includes a gymnasium where exercise instruction and classes are available. Right next door to the TLC is the Remembrance Pool – a heated 25 metre swimming pool available for gentle exercise, hydrotherapy classes and water aerobics to help you stay fit and active.
Falls Prevention classes
The prevalence of falls increases with age with more than one in three people aged 65 or over falling at least once a year and is the main single cause of injury requiring hospitalisation. Each week we offer a falls prevention exercise class designed for all people and give you strategies to reduce your risk of falling.
Counselling – support is available to anyone to help treat alcoholism, addictions and gambling, as well as anxiety, depression, grief and behavioural disorders.
Day respite for seniors
Day respite is available for people with memory issues and is designed to provide stimulating activities and social support, allowing carers to take some time to relax or attend to other personal matters.
Community Care support group
Each month a friendly and supportive group meet over morning tea to discuss a range of interesting topics, often with a guest speaker. Topics are often driven by group needs and information sharing occurs confidentially and in a non-confronting way. Attendance is free of charge.
TLC also provides the following additional services:
- A Hair salon for both men and women
- Clothing repairs – We have a wonderful group or residents who have formed a volunteer sewing group. Every Monday morning our volunteers are happy to assist residents with minor clothing repairs. Please enquire at TLC reception for further details.
- Computer room – resident volunteers are on hand to help you with computer support and advice
For booking and further enquiries please call the TLC reception on 8978 4327
In addition to our medical consulting rooms, the facility also includes;
- A full service physiotherapy practice
- An indoor 25-metre heated swimming pool for hydrotherapy and aqua aerobics
- Computer room
- Hair salon
- Sewing room
- The Pompey Elliot room for meetings and classes
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