Aged Care

Weston Creek Family Medicine is committed to providing best quality primary care services to older people living in residential aged care facilities.

As the ageing population in Australia continues to grow, so too does the complexity of the management of chronic health issues. As such, our GPs are skilled in providing appropriate primary care to those living in residential aged care settings. We work collaboratively with other healthcare providers and the resident’s family to deliver high quality primary care to older people living in aged care facilities.

Services We Offer

  • Professional medical consultations
  • Comprehensive Medical Assessments
  • Advanced care planning
  • Case conferencing
  • Medication reviews
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care services
  • End of life care

Process

First, we like to meet with the resident and/or their Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) at our clinic, in order to get to know each other and discuss the services we offer. This is also an opportunity for our team to review the resident’s existing medical records and current medication list.

Next, we visit the resident at the aged care facility. Here, we complete a comprehensive physical examination and organise a medical management plan, which is regularly reviewed based on the resident’s health condition.

We then provide ongoing medical care for the resident within the care home as required, between the hours of 9am-5pm. We recommend either the Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service (CALMS) or the National Home Doctor Service (NHDS) for after hours medical concerns.

We hold case conferences with the resident and/or their EPA, as well other providers involved in the resident’s care, every 3-6 months. During these conferences, we discuss the overall care of the resident, including their health status and current medications, using a multidisciplinary approach. These conferences are designed to keep everyone involved in the resident’s care on the same page, in order to achieve the best outcomes for the resident and their family.

In this journey, we work closely with you and the aged care facility to address the needs of the resident and best manage their health issues, which improves the overall quality of life of the resident.

Costs

Many people living within residential aged care facilities have complex health problems that may require more frequent visits to the care home. Therefore, our professional attendance, consultations and other services provided to our aged care residents are covered by Medicare/DVA with no additional cost to the patient.

RACFs we regularly visit

Weston Creek Family Medicine is committed to providing the best quality primary care services to older people living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

Adria Village – 89 Fremantle Drive, Stirling ACT 2611 BUPA Aged Care, 41 Fremantle Drive, Stirling ACT 2611
BUPA Aged Care, 43 Were Street, Calwell ACT 2905
Pines Living, 272 Beasley Street, Farrer ACT 2607
St Andrews Village – 95 Groom Street, Hughes ACT 2605
Uniting Mirinjani, 15 Conder Street, Weston ACT 2611