TLC Healthcare is revolutionising the industry, delivering multi-faceted community healthcare services with aged care at its core.
Residential aged care facilities may sound an unlikely setting for a modern revolution, but TLC Aged Care (TLC) CEO Lou Pascuzzi strongly believes it’s time for change. When he came to the residential aged care sector two and a half years ago, Lou saw that standards needed to improve. His background in primary care gave him ideas for expanding TLC’s service offering from solely residential aged care to providing a multi-faceted community healthcare service with aged care at its core.
TLC Primary Care is a state-of-the-art bulk billing medical centre conveniently located on Young Road in Hallam.
Focused on family medicine and caring for the older residents in the community, the medical centre offers general practitioner consultations, physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, hydrotherapy chronic disease management and nursing services.
TLC Primary Care Hallam is co-located with Homewood a residential aged care home that offers quality care, dining and relaxation options; plus a range of social activities and outings designed to keep residents actively engaged in the local community.
TLC Primary Care is a state-of-the-art medical centre conveniently located on Bellarine Highway in Wallington.
Focused on family medicine and caring for the older residents in the community, the medical centre offers practitioner consultations, physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, hydrotherapy chronic disease management and nursing services. TLC Primary Care Wallington is co-located with Homestead Estate, a residential aged care home that offers quality permanent and respite aged care with a range of social activities and outings designed to keep residents actively engaged in the local community.
Virtual reality technology has been a part of TLC Healthcare’s wellbeing programs, and as a form of entertainment for residents, for several years. TLC is extending this with the integration of virtual reality interactive walls for their physical wellbeing programs. Australia’s first interactive virtual reality wall, specifically designed for residential aged care, has been installed at TLC’s flagship aged care home in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.
Working with leading virtual reality developers, TLC has adapted SeeWall technology for use by aged care residents with limited mobility. Interactive experiences allow residents to touch and throw objects at the virtual canvas, promoting dexterity and both physical and mental activity.
We have all heard the expression “if you don’t move it, you lose it”. Maintaining physical activity is key to enjoying life in our later years. With this in mind, TLC Healthcare has launched its TLC Wellbeing physical health program designed to keep their residents moving on a regular basis and tracking their physical activity.
For several years, TLC has been incorporating a range of state-of-the-art gyms and hydrotherapy pools into its residential aged care homes. Their new physical health program will utilise those facilities, and their existing fitness classes, to build tailored physical activity programs for its residents. The goal of the program is to document the activity that the residents are undertaking to show evidence of how that activity is improving their overall strength, agility and balance.