Families need to understand that allied health professionals are part of the care team. Sharing information on allied health roles can help.
Allied health practitioners are trained health professionals. They may work as part of your healthcare team. Allied health professionals include dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, Psychologist, speech pathologists or music therapists. Allied health professionals bring many different skills to the care team. This may be a physiotherapist who can help you with activities and how to remain fit and active to 'get around'. It could also be a psychologist who you can talk to about your feelings and emotions.
There is information below that describes what some allied health professionals do. Talk to your doctor if you feel that a referral would help you.
Visit palliAGED for family resources
Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care's My Aged Care website
Read the ABC Consumer Guides for allied health services
Last updated 06 September 2021