Allied health

360-degree care for everyone

Montefiore takes a unique approach to allied health by employing more than 200 professionals on-staff across a range of specialisations. While many other aged care organisations rely on external resources to provide these services, our investment in expertise means we can offer all our residents and Help at Home clients holistic, person-directed care.

This interdisciplinary approach to allied health has been recognised with multiple awards over the years.

Our allied health offerings

Occupational therapy
Helps maximise independence and safety in managing daily self-care tasks including showering, dressing and feeding. Occupational therapists also assess functional needs to provide strategies and training, as well as prescribe equipment, including supportive seating, wheelchairs and pressure relief technologies.
Physiotherapy
Provides a range of exercise programs and interventions, including Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy) and the Helsinki Wellness Program utilising our HUR equipment.
Social work
Our dedicated social workers act as counsellors, advocates, case managers, information providers and service coordinators, providing support to residents/clients, families and staff.
Dietetics
Dietitians and dietary coordinators assist with nutrition and hydration needs including special diets and assessments.
Speech pathology
Assists in the treatment and communication of speech and swallowing difficulties.
Dental services
Residential Care Randwick offers a fully equipped clinic managed by our dental hygienist and visiting dentists. At Hunters Hill, a visiting clinic provides regular assessment and treatment plans.
Creative therapy
Music, dance and movement and art therapy are used extensively across Montefiore.
Therapeutic leisure & lifestyle
Comprehensive recreation and lifestyle programs are available such as art classes, cooking, crafts, gardening, exercises, dance and music therapy and a men’s club just to name a few. Various themed days, movie nights, happy hour, musical and other artistic performances, discussion forums, concerts, professional speakers, outings and other events are also popular with our residents.
Hydrotherapy
From one-on-one to group sessions, our on-site hydrotherapy pools at Randwick and Hunters Hill provide state-of-the-art aquatic physiotherapy.
Massage therapy
Massage services assist in enhancing a person's health and wellbeing.
Clinical psychology
Available by referral.
Optometry
Available by referral.
Podiatry
Available based on assessed needs, podiatry helps in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot diseases.
Aromatherapy
Assisting residents with physical, mood, cognitive or psychological issues through the use of essential oils and other aroma compounds for wellbeing.

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Allied health services
Joyce’s story
Dudley's story
Physiotherapy careers
Social work careers
Physiotherapy at Montefiore

My deep thanks to the social worker Jennifer, who looked after my father, Sam (and me too, on many occasions). A special thank you to the OT Department. Nicole undertook several interventions, especially the installation of a very high-tech air mattress, which made a significant difference to my father’s quality of life in the last few weeks of his life.

Albert Carmon