A medical emergency may arise at any time. Imagine a situation where an emergency occurs after the working hours of your physician. In such a situation you will have to visit or call any Brisbane after hours doctor. As the very name suggests, the after hours doctor will work beyond the normal working hours. In fact, since the recent past, in Australia, there has been a considerable increase in the request for the services of after-hours doctors.
According to a report published by the ‘National After Hours Medical Deputising Service’ (NAMDS) in Australia, over the years, after hours home visits by the physicians have increased by about 37.92% and GP clinic visits by the patients have increased by about 5.25%. Click here SmartClinics
Service available 24/7/365:
In order to meet the growing demands for after-hours doctors, in Australia, several Home Doctor Service Units have also been established by various organizations. True to the spirit of establishing after hours doctor service, the services of these doctors are made available 24/7/365. All these highlights the growing importance of a Brisbane after hours doctor in this busy world.
Apart from attending to emergency calls, the services of a Brisbane after hours doctor are also dedicated for routine medical needs. There could be instances that due to a busy schedule, you might not have visited your doctor even for your routine medical checkup. In order to provide appropriate medical care for busy people like you, several general health clinics have come up in almost every city in Australia where the services of after-hours doctors are made available.
Strategically located clinics:
These clinics are established at strategic locations such as near the metro stations, bus stands, popular malls and so on. This enables you to visit the after hours medical center either while returning from work or even while you go for shopping. You may visit the medical center either for a routine medical checkup or for any other ailment.
It is a fact that the aged people need constant attention. If the aged are afflicted by any ailment, then you may have to care for them in the same manner as you care for an infant or a child. But, in this busy and competitive world, you will hardly find time to give that valued care to the aged. The problem gets compounded when you and your spouse are working. A report published by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Government of Australia, makes an interesting point that as on June 30, 2014, two out of every three aged people were in residential aged care.
Informal Residential Care
This underscores the importance of providing suitable aged care facilities for those elderly people. According to AIHW, caring for the aged can be classified into two, namely residential and community care services. Another report published by Productivity Commission, an authority established by the Government of Australia, points out that more than 80% of in home care is provided through informal processes like those provided with the help of friends or neighbors or other members of the family.
Eligibility for the Care Benefits
As a matter of fact, in order to provide effective aged care services, the government of Australia meets a portion of the expenditure spent by you on the care of elders in your family. In the normal course, the benefits under aged care are made available to those who are above 65 years of age. However, the benefits are normally considered on case to case basis and depending on the need, the benefit may be provided even to those who are below 65 years of age.
Constitution of Assessment Team
The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is one of the nodal agencies appointed by the Government of Australia to screen the persons eligible for the benefits under the aged care vacancies. The ACAT makes an assessment of the needs under both residential and community aged care services. For this purpose, the ACAT constitutes a team to assess the type of care needed by the individual aged person. In fact, the team is also constituted based on the type of care needed by the particular aged person. The team may consist of doctors or nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers as the case may be.