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AGED CARE FACILITIES

If your local GP is unavailable, Dial-A-Doctor can attend all Aged Care Facilities across Perth & Geraldton in the afterhours period.

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Aged Care Facility

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.

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AGED CARE FACILITY (ACF) BOOKING FORM

We recognise that residential care facility residents (ACF) often have complex needs and that communication of those between different nurses or doctors can be problematic. To ensure we can provide the best patient care, Please ensure you download and fill in the form below and hand over to our doctors upon their arrival.

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