Staying Healthy Living Well

 

What is Staying Healthy Living Well?

The Staying Healthy Living Well program is a FREE 12-week health literacy and education program to support your senior patients to improve their confidence, knowledge and engagement in managing their chronic conditions and general wellbeing.

Delivered by Feros Care and funded by Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, this innovative program has 3 key components to engage clients in self-managing their health condition/s and general wellbeing:  

Group education 

Feros Care’s Virtual Senior Centre provides an opportunity for patients to meet others who are in similar circumstances. Our published evidence shows that video conference groups provide similar benefits to those experienced by face-to-face groups, such as social support and learning from each other.

1 on 1 coaching sessions

Individual sessions with feros care’s telehealth nurses to motivate patients to set goals to improve all aspects of their life – not just their health. Telehealth nurses will assist them to access the services and community supports that will support them to stay active, engaged and connected.

Remote monitoring of vital signs

Provision of simple to use touch-screen technology for patients to take regular vital signs readings. The readings are monitored by a Feros Care Telehealth Nurse who will provide education that links changes in vital signs to health behaviours, enabling improved understanding of patient actions and the effect on their risk factors.

Eligibility

The Staying Healthy Living Well program is targeted to seniors who:

  • are aged 70 years +
  • have one or more chronic health conditions
  • have had one or more unplanned hospital admissions
  • due to their chronic condition/s, in the last 12 months
  • can read and converse in English
  • would benefit from health education and 1:1 coaching

Program benefits

At the end of the 12-week program our goal is for patients to:

  • Have a better understanding of their chronic conditions and risk factors
  • Understand the lifestyle factors that may affect their health and general wellbeing
  • Feel more confident in managing their health conditions, with the ongoing support of their GP and healthcare professionals
  • Feel more confident with the use of technology
  • GPs can access vital sign trending reports for participating patients via My Health Record

How to refer?

If you have a patient who you believe will benefit from this program, you can refer to Feros Care via: 

  • HealthLink: Search “Feros Care” EDI “ferosths” 

HealthLink referral support

Templates

Chronic Disease Management and PreventionDate as atPDFWordBest PracticeMedical Director
Telehealth Staying Healthy, Living well - GP Referral Template   -  PDF document download   -  Best Practice template download  MedicalDirector template download

 

To find instructions, click here 

If you have any questions, please contact Feros Care on 1300 019 975 or email SHLW@feroscare.com.au

If you would like to arrange a practice visit for more information please call Libby Hollebon, Telehealth Coordinator on 0447655197”

 

 

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