A comprehensive inpatient and outpatient program for older people with mental health problems, including dementia with severe behavioural disturbances or other mental health issues.
The aims of the service are to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and management of each patient with a view to appropriate placement back into the community. Support for carers and community follow-up is an important aspect of the service.
Sharron Farmer's been in the rehab ward at Braeside for the last six weeks. There, she’s been learning to live again: regaining her voice, learning how to swallow again and recovering the ability to walk.