Chronic Disease Self-Management
This program aims to empower people living with chronic disease(s) to better manage their health, to improve their quality of life, and reduce avoidable trips to hospital.
Chronic Disease Self-Mangement Support Programs include:
- The Lung & Breathless Exercise Group
- Cardio Pulmonary Maitenance Group
- One on One Self-Managemen Support Program
- Access to Respitory Specialist* with a GP referral
Access to a Respiratory Specialist:
Our staff can help facilitate access to a Respiratory Specialist via Telehealth, in collaboration with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and your GP, if required. Your GP will need to provide a referral.
This one on one service assists clients and their families to understand their central role in managing their illness, make informed decisions about care, and engage in healthy behaviors. The experienced staff can ensure you have access to all the services you need to remain safe and independent.
This program offers a range of services tailored to client’s individual needs. Each service offers education, support, and assistance to navigate the health care system to ensure you can access the services you need.
Our exercise programs are safe and enjoyable and run by exercise professionals. The groups enable clients to remain socially connected with people in similar circumstances.
Our specially trained instructors will tailor the exercises to your individual needs.
The Lung and the Breathless
This exercise group is provided twice a week for 1 hour. It aims to prepare clients to be more active, and to monitor and manage their health conditions.
Cardio Pulmonary Maintenance Group
This 12 week rotational group aims to improve symptoms of breathlessness making daily activities easier.
Clients are required to have completed a pulmonary or cardiac rehabilitation program within the last 12 months to be eligible.
Clients with heart and/or lung conditions such as emphysema, chronic asthma, heart failure; Diabetes and risk factors for chronic disease.
There is no cost for participation in this program
Make an Appointment/Referrals
Referrals for this service:
- Clients may refer themselves by
- Referrals are accepted from all service
Please call in to our 13th street building on (03) 5022 5444 to make an appointment time. Alternatively you may ask your doctor or another service provider to refer you.