Centre for Senior Wellbeing

Initiated by Physical Sense,

a network of practitioners with a special interest in helping Seniors to get the most out of life.

We provide services in clinics or at your home.

 

· Dietitian

· Referral for Foot Care

· Occupational Therapy

· Physiotherapy

· Speech and language therapy

· Exercise classes

In most cases payment is the responsibility of the client. In some cases funding is available from ACC (accidents) WINZ (those on WINZ support), and other sources.

Falls prevention FREE.

 

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Contact details

The Centre for Senior Wellbeing is a non profit organization based out of Physical Sense

 

Address:

Centre for Senior Wellbeing

300 Colombo Street

Sydenham

Christchurch 8023

 

Phone: 3772577

Fax: 3775803

Email: wehelp@seniorwellbeing.nz

Website: www.seniorwellbeing.nz

Payment options

The providers

We are a network of practitioners with a special interest in helping Seniors to get the most out of life. To contact us click here

We provide services in clinics or at your home.

 

· Physical Sense

· Port Hill Therapists

· Therapy Professionals

 

Dietitians

Occupational therapy click here for case study

Referral for Foot Care

(Experienced registered nurses supported by local podiatrists)

We help care for feet, and develop a maintenance plan for regular foot care.

Foot care helps with:

 

· Cutting and filing of long toenails, most important for comfortable feet

· Corns, calluses, cracked heels, rough skin, and fungal infections

· In-growing toenails, overlapping toes, foot and toe pain

· Heel pain, arch pain, bunions, and how these issues can be managed

· Foot problems with arthritis, diabetes, poor

circulation, poor  mobility

· Rehabilitation following surgery, trauma, neglect, illness, or poor management

Occupational Therapists enable people to do their everyday activities. Such as; self care, leisure and productivity.

Occupational Therapists help with:

 

· Independence with showering, gardening, getting out and about and be meaningfully occupied.

· Safety in your own home. Assessing you in your home and advising on disability equipment and simple modifications such as rails or ramps.

· Practical strategies for coping with memory loss, fatigue, anxiety, pain or loss of function.

· Get back to doing activities that benefit your quality of life.

help you maintain and improve health, and prevent illness through good nutrition.

Dietitians can help you with:

 

· Managing your weight (gain or lose weight)

· Maintaining balanced nutrition and hydration (food and fluid intake)

· Understanding nutritional information, such as interpreting food labels

· Managing and/or reducing chronic illness (e.g.: diabetes, heart disease, coeliacs, cancer)

· Shopping for a healthy menu

Helps maintain or improve body movement and posture through muscle release, massage, exercise, positioning, and pain management.

Physiotherapists help with;

 

· Releasing your muscles with massage techniques especially in the case of chronic pain such as arthritis

· Walking and getting around the home and community

· Preventing falls

· Help with pain, stiffness or weakness

· Rehabilitation after stroke, injury, surgery or illness

· Breathing, relaxation and stress management

· Advice with choosing the right walker, scooter or wheelchair

· Health specific exercise groups to suit your needs

Speech/Language therapy

Speech-Language Therapists help with:

COMMUNICATION

· Understanding and being understood

· Speech disorders resulting from stroke and other neurological conditions

· Improving voice quality and articulation

· Fluency

· Communication groups e.g. Cantabrainer choir

SWALLOWING

· Exercises and strategies to improve swallowing

· Diet and fluid changes

· Best positioning for eating and drinking

· Education