Senior Patient's Health

seniior patients health

Are you or your loved ones becoming forgetful, especially of recent events? Have you noticed any changes in personality?

Do simple day-to-day tasks seem increasingly difficult to manage and organise?

All these may be symptoms of Dementia.

Cognitive Assessment (Memory Test, Screening for Dementia)

Getting older does not mean your memory should fade. If you notice a decline in your cognition, do not accept it automatically as part of aging.

You should see your Family Doctor for assessment as soon as possible.

"In some cases if the cause for your memory problem is identified early, your cognitive function can be reversed and restored."

Even with Alzheimer’s disease for which there is no cure, early detection of it allows you to plan treatment and use medications to potentially assist with your symptoms and maintain your quality of life.

Because we understand how important it is for our senior patients to remain active and independent, we highly recommend for you to consider taking the Cognitive Assessment regularly to ensure you stay at your top form!

Annual Health Assessment for Over 75-Year-Olds

How do you feel about growing old?

A lot of people associate old age automatically with poor health, cognitive decline and loneliness.

But that does not have to be your definition of aging.

Changes are inevitable with aging, but as your Family Doctors, we want to help you to maintain your fitness and mental health, so you can continue to engage in the activities you love and enjoy.

"If you are over 75 years old, we highly recommend for you to undertake an annual Health Assessment. "

It is a comprehensive evaluation of your physical, cognitive and social functioning.

It is a great tool for your Doctor to identify health issues which can be addressed early and potentially reversed.

The Health Assessment is performed by both our friendly Nurse and your regular Doctor, and we use this opportunity to discuss any specific health concerns you or your family may raise.

Are you over 75 years old or have a chronic medical condition which can affect your driving ability?

If so, the Queensland Government requires you to have a Driver Licence Medical Assessment regularly. This can be done simply at your Doctor’s.

"Our priority is to ensure you and your passengers are safe on the road."

Driver Licence Medical Assessment

We understand most of our senior patients are still very active and being able to drive allows you the independence and convenience to still enjoy the activities you love.

As our duty of care to you, we carefully take into consideration your physical and cognitive functions and perform an eye test and relevant examinations during the Assessment.

Book today for your FREE Driver Licence Medical Assessment. 

Seniors' Immunisation Program

Do you know that vaccinations are just as important for seniors as they are for children?

Are your loved ones expecting a new baby?

If you are over 65 years of age, you may be eligible for these FREE vaccinations:

"We offer bulk billing to existng patients over 65 years of age with a Pension Card."

And if you are expecting a new born into your family or friend’s, you may also be required to have a Tetanus/Diphtheria/ Whopping Cough vaccine (DTPa).

This vaccination is not funded by the Government, but is recommended for anyone who has not had a DPTa within the last 10 years and will come in contact with an infant less than 6 months old.

So for all your vaccination needs, please book now by clicking on the BOOK NOW button or by calling us on 07 3341 7244.

"HMR is a free, government-funded initiative which helps you to get the most benefit out of the medications and minimise the risk of interactions between them. "

If you are eligible, your Family Doctor will initiate a referral to your Community Pharmacist, who can come to your house to review the treatment regime and then generate a report to your Doctor.

You are then invited to discuss the report with your GP and together, formulate ways to ensure you are well informed of the purpose of each medication or change medications if need be.

Home Medicines Review (or Domiciliary Medication Management Review)

If so, you may be eligible for a Home Medicines Review (HMR).

Disability Parking Permit Assessment

Do you have pain or disability which restrict your mobility and the distance you can walk?

Having access to a Disabled Carpark helps you to get out of the car more easily and to walk a much shorter distance into the shops or destinations you wish to visit.

We as your Family Doctors understand the importance for you to maintain your independence and enjoy a social outing, so we are more than happy to help you to determine your eligibility for a Disabled Parking Permit.

"We offer bulk billing to existing patients over 65 years of age with a Pension Card."

So for your assessment, please make an appointment today by clicking on the BOOK NOW button or by calling us on 07 3341 7244.

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All Flu vaccines now available. Yearly influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged 6 months and over. Please contact reception on 07 3341 7244 to book in for yours today.

Covid-19 update 2023

In line with Queensland Health we are currently following the traffic light system. The traffic light level – red, amber, or green – is based on the current level of risk in the community. Currently Queensland is on a green light with the following advice:
Green (baseline) means there are low rates of community transmission and Queensland is not in a COVID-19 wave.
When the traffic light is Green, we recommend you:
– stay home if you’re sick
– keep up to date with your vaccinations
– maintain good hygiene
– wear a mask if required by a healthcare provider, venue, or household.
If you get COVID-19:
– stay home until you’re well again
– wear a mask for 7 days after you test positive
– avoid visiting hospitals, aged care, or disability care for 7 days after you test unless you are receiving care
– ask household members to closely monitor symptoms.
Patients who have symptoms will still be asked to wait in their car/outside or book a telehealth appointment if eligible.
Covid-19 vaccinations are available for all eligible patients. We currently have Pfizer adult and children vaccinations available.
We will keep you updated on here and our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Please call reception on

07 3341 7244

to book your appointment today. Appointments for vaccinations are unable to be booked online as we only provide this service during designated vaccination clinic hours. 

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this pandemic.