Rehabilitation at Home
Hospital stays are often extended when you require rehabilitation for a medical condition or post-surgery. This can be inconvenient as most people want to get home as soon as they can.
For eligible members and with your doctor’s approval, we can coordinate services such as nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and personal care getting you back into familiar surroundings and on the road to independence sooner.
What is Rehabilitation at Home?
This program helps you return home from hospital sooner, by providing home-based support in place of a rehabilitation hospital stay. Depending on your needs this may include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and personal care.
Benefits of Rehabilitation at Home include:
recovery in the comfort and privacy of your own home, with the support of health professionals
feeling supported both physically and emotionally
reduced strain on partners and carers
not having to travel for some medical appointments
getting home to family and pets
a greater sense of control over your recovery
How does Rehabilitation at Home work?
With your doctor’s approval, you can return home from hospital sooner or have treatment at home in place of a hospital admission.
You’ll receive the kinds of support you would receive in hospital, while in the comfort of your own home.
This program is coordinated by our health partner Remedy Healthcare, an experienced provider of home and community based care.
Your Remedy care coordinator will work closely with your doctor and hospital treating team to tailor a program specific to your needs that provides effective and convenient rehabilitation services following a wide range of surgical procedures and for medical conditions including:
- joint replacements
- cardiac conditions
- neurological conditions
- mobility problems and falls
- respiratory conditions
- spinal conditions
Are you eligible for Rehabilitation at Home?
To access Hospital Care at Home, you need to:
hold private hospital cover with Australian Unity
have completed any related waiting periods that apply
To check your eligibility, please review your fact sheet or contact Australian Unity on 13 29 39.
How to apply
You need your doctor’s approval to take part in this program, so talk to your doctor to see whether you condition is suitable for care in the home.
Your doctor or hospital will then contact us to get things started.
To find out more about this program, call 13 29 39 or contact us online.