Aged Care Access Program - Black Swan Health

Contact information:

Phone: 0412 102 590
Fax: (08) 9201 0033
Email: louise.papps@blackswanhealth.com.au

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The Healthy Lifestyle Program is provided by Black Swan Health in partnership with the State Government through the Department of Health WA.

About the Service

Respiratory Services is a free program that educates and supports respiratory clients to effectively manage their condition and improve their lifestyle.

The service delivers integrated and coordinated care by collaborating with local hospitals and primary health care services. With effective management, disease progression may be slowed and hospital admissions reduced.

Program Eligibility:

Respiratory Services are available to people (18 years or over) who live in the Black Swan Health catchment and have a confirmed respiratory condition, such as:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (FEV1 <60% predicted or multiple exacerbations in the previous 12 months)
  • Bronchiectasis (not Cystic Fibrosis)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease

Typical Program Activities:

Clients are individually reviewed and assessed by a respiratory nurse specialist. Assessment and review may be in a clinic setting (Joondalup or Osborne Park), at the client’s home or by phone.

Respiratory Services promotes individualised and evidence-based care for respiratory clients incorporating:

  • Detailed history taking
  • Spirometry
  • Condition education and management
  • Functional assessment
  • Complex case management
  • Advanced care planning

The Program aims to prevent or reduce exacerbations and hospitalisation through:

  • Effective condition management
  • Timely recognition of exacerbations
  • Development of Action Plans (in consultation with GP or respiratory physician)
  • Promotion of, and linkages with, pulmonary rehabilitation