Treatments and tests

Day therapy units – subacute care

Man participating in rehabilitation therapy with help of physiotherapist
Physiotherapy at a day therapy unit

Day therapy units provide a range of outpatient rehabilitation services.

These are mainly for people aged over 65, with a broad range of health issues.

Day therapy units provide:

  • access to multidisciplinary health professionals
  • an individual program developed for you
  • access to a range of medical clinics, for example:
    • falls
    • memory evaluation
  • access to other specialist rehabilitation services for:
    • dementia
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • stroke
    • continence
    • amputees.

There is no cost involved but you will need a referral from your general practitioner.

Hospitals or emergency departments with day therapy units can refer you directly.

These hospitals are:

Metropolitan

Country

  • Albany Hospital
  • Bunbury Hospital at South West Health Campus
  • Geraldton Hospital
  • Northam Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Hospital

Where to get help

  • See your doctor
  • Visit a GP after hours
  • Ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222

Remember

  • Day therapy units provide a range of outpatient rehabilitation services.
  • These are mainly for people aged over 65.
  • Hospitals or emergency departments with day therapy units can refer you directly.

Acknowledgements

Aged and Continuing Care Directorate


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See also

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