We recognise that aged care facility residents often have complex needs and that communication
of those between different nurses or doctors can be problematic
At Dial-A-Doctor, we understand that provision of medical care to residential care facilities
(ACF) is of prime importance.
Often, not having access to a primary care provider results in a hospital presentation for aged
care residents. Our doctors visit aged care facilities (ACF) after-hours during the week; on
weekends and on public holidays. All Medicare and DVA card holders are bulk-billed. In addition
to providing the necessary medical care, the resident’s regular GP is securely sent an
electronic copy of the consultation report within 24 hours of the consultation to ensure
record-keeping and follow-up.
Our Doctors can assist with:
Treatment of common ailments and symptoms such as Respiratory tract infections;
UTIs, gastroenteritis etc.
Assessment and treatment of confusion and BPSD in patients with dementia.
Simple wound care management including dressing review and assessment of need for
suturing or gluing.
Prescription of S8 medications where appropriate and clinically indicated.
Ongoing prescription renewal as part of medication management plan by regular
practitioner and pharmacy.
Ongoing orders for symptomatic palliative care and end of life care provided in
accordance with Advanced care Plans.