The Frail Aged and Disabled (FAAD) program provides a health service to Aboriginal people who are aged and/or disabled and have significant access issues that prevent them from visiting Congress services for their health care needs.
What to expect
The team includes Aboriginal health practitioners and doctors, offers home visits and transport for appointments.
We can provide:
- Medical care at home for people who are frail, aged or disabled and who are unable to come to the clinic for medical care.
- Assistance to carers with accessing carers’ pensions and respite services.
- Assistance with organising home assessments for home support or aids such as rails and ramps.
- Advocacy and social support for FAAD clients in collaboration with other service providers and community agencies.
They also provide adults with therapy from a:
- occupational therapist to look at how to make activities of daily living easier
- physiotherapist to help you to get strong so you can move your body better
FAAD also work with clients accessing other services such as the Alice Springs Hospital, Tangentyere Aged Care Service and Palliative Care Services in order to provide clients with the best possible care.
Make an appointment:
To access assistance from the FAAD team, speak to your doctor.