Our Adult Speech Pathologists provide care and advice in people’s homes.
They help clients improve their communication and swallowing.
They help clients be more confident to connect with people in their community.
These clinicians will also help family members and carers support clients in their home. Working with an adult speech pathologist can help a client communicate (including non-verbal), understand others, remember what people say, find words to use, and eat and drink safely.
This team also run the Western Aphasia Group where people can practice communicating with other people.
Who can use this service?
Adults living, working or studying in Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham or Maribyrnong can use the service.
People with aphasia and their carers can come to the Western Aphasia Group from any area.
How do I get an appointment?
Contact your nearest IPC Health campus. You may be put on a waiting list.
Older Australians (aged 65 and over and Aboriginal people aged 50 and over) need to contact My Aged Care or call them on 1800 200 422 to access this service. Remember to ask for IPC Health as your preferred service provider when you contact My Aged Care.
Is there a fee?
At IPC Health we offer the unique combination of private and government funded allied health care. Our fees are designed to support access for people on varying incomes.
Funding for our Speech Pathology service for adults is available through the Home and Community Care for Younger People (HACC-PYP) program with a co-payment depending on your income, starting at around $10 per hour.
Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) schedule of fees.
We also offer our Speech Pathology services if you are:
• A full fee paying client
• A Home Care Package recipient (see above note on My Aged Care)
• An NDIS self or plan managed participant
Can I have an interpreter?
Yes. Ask if you need an interpreter. Interpreters are free.