The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) provides health care and assistance to older people and people with a disability in their own homes, in community centres and in hospitals.
Aged care services focus on older people with multiple or complex medical problems and care needs, rather than all older people. Rehabilitation services focus on adult rehabilitation only, with particular attention to the needs of people who have had a stroke, have chronic disease, brain injury, spinal cord injury or severe burns.
SWSLHD covers a large geographical area, stretching from Bankstown to Bowral. The exact combination of services we provide varies across the different sectors of the District.
Staff from Aged Care and Rehabilitation Services work closely with staff from other sections of the Local Health District, such as community health, multicultural health, Aboriginal health, palliative care, allied health and adult mental health.
We also work closely with other agencies that provide essential support to frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers. This includes services such as meals on wheels, personal care, domestic help and home maintenance.