About the Program
This 6-week rehabilitation program is for individuals who have a primary diagnosis of cancer, and have a level of decline as a result. It will support them to improve their quality of life, with a focus on functional and psychological wellbeing.
Participants can be at various stages of their journey, whether that be before, during or after any treatment.
The program combines health education, exercise and support for participants in a small group environment.
Exercises are tailored to the individual’s level of activity and the comprehensive education sessions cover topics including:
- Benefits of exercise
- Activity pacing and energy conservation
- Stress management
- Healthy sleep patterns
- Community support services
Partners, family members or close friends are welcome to attend the education sessions.
This program is delivered by Ramsay Health Care’s RehabilitationCare team, including Rehabilitation Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians and Psychologists.
- We have agreements with most health funds and Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which ensure your out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum.
- Participants will be notified of any costs prior to commencing the program.
- Participants attend for two hours, twice a week for 6 weeks.
Referrals may be made by surgeons, specialists or general medical practitioners. Referrals may also be received directly from hospitals after an inpatient stay.
The Rehabilitation Program Coordinator will arrange an initial assessment by a Rehabilitation Physician at the closest Ramsay Rehabilitation Services.
To understand more about our CancerCare Activate Program or find out which locations the CancerCare Activate program are available at, please enquire here.