Village Glen is committed to providing your family with the peace of mind as you entrust your loved ones in our care. As such, we employ highly skilled and experienced professionals in our Allied Health team that devise health programs that play a major part of improving our residents’ quality of life. In line with this, Village Glen incorporates holistic allied health approach at our aged care homes on the Mornington Peninsula.
Maintaining the health and well-being of our clients is our top priority to ensure residents live their lives to the fullest. Our allied health team utilise their expertise to meet our clients’ needs ensuring best quality and reliable service. This may include interventions to reduce the effects of chronic conditions, rehabilitative care to recover from injury or illness and lifestyle strategies and socialisation.
Our allied health team provide a broad range of services dedicated to empowering our clients.
Village Glen physiotherapists diagnose and help manage musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiothoracic conditions. They are also able to give advice and information on suitable exercise programs and mobility aids to improve balance and stability. Our physiotherapy programs include pain management to treat chronic pain conditions, walking rehabilitation, balance and falls prevention training and age strong group exercise programs.
Our occupational therapists help with the rehabilitation of skills and movements required to undertake daily activities. They help to ensure that the environment is safe for the elderly, thus minimising hazards and risks of falling or slipping.
Podiatrists: Balanced Care Podiatry
Podiatrists help treat and manage foot conditions which is essential for our elderly with mobility problems. They are essential in maintaining mobility as well as in managing other medical conditions like arthritis and diabetes. Here at Village Glen, podiatry services are provided regularly every 6 weeks, and further visits can be arranged as required.
Speech Pathologists: Peninsula Speech Therapy
If the patient requires assistance in speaking or swallowing, our speech pathologists are here to help. Speech pathology services are provided at Village Glen by appointment as required. Our speech pathologists are qualified to diagnose and manage communication disorders that may include difficulties in speaking and listening.
Dietitians: Eat Well Nutrition
The dietician team Village Glen works with help improve health and nutrition by devising nutritional strategies in order to treat or manage conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, overweight and obesity, cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances. Our dietitian services are provided by appointment as required.
Optometrists: Healthcare 2 You
When encountering sight and vision problems, our optometrists are here to provide assistance. They prescribe spectacles and lenses to manage and treat eye conditions such as dry eye. They are also trained to assist in screening for cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma amongst other eye diseases.
Hearing Australia: Rosebud
We become more prone to hearing problems as we age. Here at Village Glen, we address that through the Hearing Australia program. For eligible residents, government-funded services include hearing assessments and hearing aid fittings, home visit service for those unable to travel due to medical conditions, and repair and maintenance of hearing devices and supply of batteries, for a low annual fee. There is also follow-up for those requiring ongoing care and advice as well as rehabilitation programs to effectively manage hearing loss.
Dentists: Mobile Dental Clinics Australia
Here at Village Glen, we also protect our residents’ smiles, not only metaphorically by also literally. Our dentists provide a range of dental and oral health treatments to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Dentist services are provided regularly every 6 months on site, and further visits can be arranged as required.
Looking for a trusted aged care home?
Are you or a loved one considering aged care homes? Village Glen is happy to help you out. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facilities. We also offer options for retirement villages on the Mornington Peninsula. For enquiries, please give us a ring at 03 5986 4422.