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Navigating Allied Health for Aged Care

As we age, our health care requirements become more specific and varied. This is where allied health professionals, like those at AHP Allied Health, step in to provide comprehensive and specialized care. In this blog post, we will answer some frequently asked questions about allied health for aged care, focusing on podiatry services.

What is Complete Allied Health Care?

Complete allied health care refers to a holistic approach to healthcare that involves various professionals from different disciplines to provide comprehensive care. These professionals include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and of course, podiatrists. Together, they work towards achieving the best possible health outcomes for patients.

What Does Podiatry Allied Health Care Involve?

Podiatry, a critical aspect of allied health care, focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower limb. A podiatrist plays a vital role in maintaining the mobility and independence of older adults, offering services ranging from routine foot care to more complex surgical procedures.

Where Can I Find a Low-Cost Podiatrist Near Me?

Finding affordable podiatry services might seem daunting, but there are resources available. Websites like HealthDirect can help you locate low-cost podiatry services in your local area.

Is Podiatry Covered by HBF?

Yes, HBF does cover podiatry services under its extras cover. Depending on the level of your coverage, this may include consultations, biomechanical assessments, and orthotic devices.

Are Orthotics Covered by Medicare Australia?

While Medicare does not generally cover orthotics, there are some exceptions. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program may provide assistance for individuals with chronic medical conditions, including those requiring orthotics.

Is a Podiatrist Covered by Medicare?

Yes, certain podiatry services are covered by Medicare under the CDM program. It’s always best to consult with your podiatrist or GP about your eligibility.

What is the Price of Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

The cost of ingrown toenail surgery can vary widely depending on the complexity of the procedure and the clinic. It’s best to consult with your local podiatrist for an accurate quote.

Allied health, particularly podiatry, plays a crucial role in aged care. From managing foot health to ensuring mobility, these professionals are indispensable in maintaining the quality of life for older adults. For more information about allied health services for aged care, reach out to AHP Allied Health, your partner in complete allied healthcare.

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