Exercise Physiology in Residential Aged Care Facilities - Sunshine Coast

Exercise Physiology plays a pivotal role in enhancing the well-being of seniors residing in aged care facilities on the Sunshine Coast. As residents navigate the natural changes that come with age, our specialised services in Residential Aged Care Facilities provide tailored strategies to promote optimal health, mobility, and independence. Embracing this proactive approach not only boosts physical health but also enriches the overall quality of life for every senior we assist.

Sam Heritage
Sam Heritage
Highly recommend Adam and his services. He has been a great support for our son who has ASD and many sensitivities. Adam manages to get him moving and being active and provides education about living a healthy lifestyle.
maddison wilson
maddison wilson
I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking to regain their balance and mobility. I have a lot more confidence in myself now after working with Adam for over the last 7 months. His periodic evaluations are very helpful in seeing the progress I’ve made. Dee Ware
Junelle Holmes
Junelle Holmes
My Mum of 94 years, has been doing exercises in her home with Adam. She was very weak and loosing muscle mass, especially after loosing my Dad in April. Adam gradually encouraged her to start gently and improve weekly doing her exercises. Even at 94, she is now regaining her strength and it looks like we wont be needing to use the wheel chair that was recently purchased. It's amazing what an half hour, twice a week, can achieve. Thankyou Adam for your knowledge and expertise in helping my Mum walk much more freely.
Vicki M
Vicki M
I worked with Adam whilst working as a Case Manager for an Aged Care Provider. Adam was a delight to work with. He was prompt, efficient and communicated extensively. His reports are detailed and I received regular updates. Clients have reached their personal goals and were thrilled with the way Adam approaches their sessions.
Val White
Val White
I have received the best service from Adam and feel he has brought out the best in me. Great to work with and understands my problems completely. Thank you Adam
Yvette Adams
Yvette Adams
Adam is a diligent and gentle exercise physiologist who will listen to your needs and work with any health constraints you may have. I particularly appreciated how he liaised with my cardiologist to help me figure out what I could and couldn’t do.
Ann Crosby
Ann Crosby
Adam’s exercises before a major illness contributed to saving my life. He is now able to help me with my rehabilitation and his willingness to conduct home visits is an extra bonus to us. We have nothing but praise for Adam. Thank you for your care Adam, John & Ann Crosby.
Nerida Davis
Nerida Davis
I cannot speak highly enough of Adam Rimland and his work as an exercise physiologist working across all ages and all medical conditions. My husband Brian suffered from Parkinsons disease which eventually affected his mobility – in 2019/20 we had Adam visiting our house twice a week where he focused on firstly analysing Brian‘s needs in developing an ever-changing program that challenged Brian but enabled him to keep Mobile. This was a godsend and so successful -he was 80 years old. We continued this when Brian was admitted to a nursing home . In recent times I engaged Adam to help me with a severe knee problem I have endured for 10 years. In that time three orthopaedic specialists have confirmed severe osteoarthritis with bone on bone and booked me in for surgery for a knee replacement all of which I cancelled. After working with Adam for six months and doing very specifically designed exercises I am now walking on the sand for 5 days a week for 6K with virtually no pain . On my recent visit to the orthopaedic specialist last week he confirmed that he does not want to do the knee replacement if I can walk that distance pain-free. This is a miracle for me resulting from Adam’s attention to detail and his depth of knowledge and experience in Exercise Physiology tailored to the individuals need. I am 79 years old .
Gail Price
Gail Price
It is with much pleasure that I wholeheartedly recommend Adam. A severe water skiing accident 50 yrs. ago left me with multiple spinal, muscular & balance issues which have worsened with age. Adam has slowly built up an exercise program which for the 1st. time, I have not only been able to follow & cope with, but which is actually improving my mobility & range of movement. I love the way he notices every aspect of my technique & offers advise for subtle changes that make all the difference. He is wonderful at explaining how & why these are helping me, & he is extending the program at a speed that is not overwhelming, but enough for me to feel continued positive changes in my body. Thank you Adam.
Tom Macartney
Tom Macartney
Adam has been working with me for 12 months both at home and in the gym after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.After much patience and effort Adam has improved both my balance and body strength to a level that not only impressed me and my family but also my neurologist.I have no hesitation in recommending Adam to anyone .

Age Well For Life Can Assist Aged Care Residents With The Following:

Improved Physical Function

As we age, it's important to maintain physical function. Exercise physiology can help with this by improving cardiovascular health, muscle strength and tone, balance, and coordination. By preventing declines in physical function, exercise can help seniors maintain independence and avoid costly hospital visits. 

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Improved Cognitive Function

As we know, exercise is not only good for our physical health but also for our cognitive function. Studies show that exercise can improve memory, attention, and cognitive function. So, not only can exercise help seniors stay physically fit, it can also help keep their minds sharp.

Improved Mobility & Strength

Mobility limitations can be a concern for some seniors in residential aged care, but exercise physiologists work with physical therapists to create customized exercise programs that are low-impact and tailored to each individual's needs. Exercise can help seniors with mobility limitations age gracefully.

Fall Prevention

Fall prevention is crucial for aging adults, especially in residential aged care. Exercise can help seniors maintain balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls. By staying active and maintaining their footing, seniors can maintain their independence.

Managing Chronic Conditions & Injury

Exercise can also help seniors manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. By improving cardiovascular health, reducing inflammation, and improving overall health outcomes, exercise can help seniors live well with chronic conditions.

Mental Well-being

Finally, exercise can help seniors maintain their mental well-being. Exercise can improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. So, not only can exercise help seniors stay physically and mentally fit, it can also help them age with grace and positivity.

Navigating the natural changes of aging can be challenging, especially within a residential aged care environment. While our bodies and minds undergo numerous shifts, exercise physiology offers a pathway to consistently hit the mark of optimal health. It's an essential tool in ensuring that seniors in residential aged care on the Sunshine Coast maintain an active and enriched quality of life. If you're keen to elevate the health and wellness standards in your facility, let's collaborate to make a meaningful impact.

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FAQs: Exercise Physiology in Residential Aged Care Facilities on the Sunshine Coast

Understanding the role and benefits of exercise physiology within the confines of a residential aged care facility is crucial. As our elderly population strives for better health, greater independence, and a more vibrant life, integrating specialised exercise interventions becomes imperative. Our in-depth FAQ section aims to shed light on how tailored exercise programs can significantly enhance the well-being and quality of life for seniors in these settings.

What is the primary role of exercise physiology in a residential aged care setting?

Exercise physiologists assess, plan, and implement exercise interventions tailored to the unique needs of seniors, aiming to improve their mobility, strength, balance, and overall well-being.

How often should exercise sessions be conducted in aged care facilities?

The frequency of sessions depends on the individual needs and health conditions of the resident. However, regular sessions, often two to three times a week, are recommended for consistent improvement.

Can exercise physiology benefit seniors with specific conditions like dementia or arthritis?

Absolutely. Exercise physiology can be adapted to cater to various conditions, providing therapeutic benefits that can alleviate symptoms and improve function.

What type of exercises are typically included in these programs?

Programs can include strength training, balance exercises, flexibility routines, and aerobic activities, all tailored to the individual's abilities and health conditions.

Do exercise physiologists collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the facility?

Yes, they often work closely with physiotherapists, nurses, and doctors to ensure a cohesive and holistic approach to the resident's care.

Are there funding options available for exercise physiology services in residential aged care?

Yes, there are several funding avenues available for aged care facilities. This includes funding through the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and other governmental support mechanisms. We can provide more detailed information and guidance on accessing these funds.

How do you ensure the safety of residents during exercise sessions?

Safety is paramount. Exercises are selected based on the resident's current health status, and continuous monitoring is done to ensure they are performed correctly and safely.

Can Family Members Be Involved In The Exercise Sessions?

Family engagement can be beneficial. While they may not actively participate in all exercises, their presence can be motivating and comforting for the resident.

What Benefits Can Facilities Expect From Integrating Exercise Physiology Services?

Facilities can anticipate improvements in residents' physical health, mental well-being, reduction in falls, enhanced social interaction, and overall increased satisfaction.

How can we initiate exercise physiology services in our residential aged care facility on the Sunshine Coast?

Reach out to us, and we'll discuss the best approach to integrating these services seamlessly into your facility.

What Credentials Do Your Exercise Physiologists Hold, Ensuring They Are Best Equipped For Aged Care Settings?

All our exercise physiologists are ESSA accredited and have undergone specialised training for aged care environments. They maintain up-to-date knowledge on best practices and are committed to ongoing professional development. For a detailed look at our credentials and qualifications, please visit our credentials page.