Integrum Aged Care+
Helping support older Australians with chronic health conditions to stay at home and confidently live their lives as they choose.
Integrum brings health services together, meaning you can spend more time with our dedicated support team including aged care services, an Integrum Doctor, home nursing, case management, exercise physiology, psychosocial support, and family support.
What is Integrum?
Silver Chain Integrum Aged Care+ is an innovative model of wrap around, inclusive health care to help you pro-actively manage chronic conditions and improve your everyday life.
We provide you with a dedicated care team including your own nurse who will be your main contact and will visit you both in the comfort of your own home and at our dedicated clinic, plus an Integrum Doctor, care aides to help you at home with things such as cleaning and shopping, exercise physiologists who will develop a programme tailored just for you to help achieve your mobility and fitness goals, plus social workers to make sure you feel supported and can also help you navigate the health care system. We also have a pharmacist who works with you and your care team to undertake regular medication reviews.
We also have a dedicated Integrum clinic in Belmont, Western Australia where an optional free door to door shuttle bus can take you to see the Integrum care team on a regular basis.
Your Integrum team will also communicate with your regular GP, making sure that they know everything about your care with Silver Chain, creating a new model of care that ensures all your clinical care team are across everything to do with your health.
What makes Integrum different?
Often people are transferred between hospitals, specialists and other health care providers, receiving inconsistent care with a poor overall experience where you often have to explain symptoms to multiple doctors and other people many times.
Silver Chain Integrum Aged Care+ is the first integrated service in Australia which allows you to be the author of your own care at a time when you need it most, focusing on keeping you safely in your own home, with your personal health and social goals driving your care journey.
What we give you is something that you won’t get anywhere else including:
- a registered nurse trained in chronic condition management as your personal case manager, who will help coordinate your appointments with doctors, nurses and carers, providing you with support and consistency
- unrushed time with your Integrum Doctor, with a minimum of 20 minutes per appointment
- a dedicated phone number you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if anything changes or your need help.
We’ve already had a significant number of Silver Chain clients using the service, who have all seen positive improvements in their quality of life and level of care since they began.
“The doctor spends 30 minutes or longer with you – you feel like you are really being listened to”
“At Integrum, there is a proper support team so if you have a problem or a concern you just ring your case manager and it will be addressed”
“I was feeling a bit down before, but coming to the clinic has given me something new. I have sung opera and arias in the bus with other clients which I love!”
Who is the service available to?
Silver Chain Integrum Aged Care+ is designed especially for clients with specific and complex care needs who meet the criteria listed below.
- Over 65 years of age, or over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and still living in their own home
- reside within a 25 minutes from Belmont, Western Australia (if you are located in other areas please use the form below to register your interest for future service areas)
- have two or more chronic diseases
- have had between one and five unplanned hospital admissions in the last 12 months.
How much does the service cost?
There is no additional cost to patients, as the majority of costs will be covered by your Government aged care funding. All other costs such as the shuttle bus are funded by generous donations received by Silver Chain - who are one of Perth’s leading not-for-profit organisations.
How can I be part of Integrum?
For more information on Integrum Aged Care+, or if you would like to be part of the trial, contact us on 1300 513 535 or request more information by filling out the form below and one of our Case Managers will contact you within 24 hours Monday to Friday.Request more information or register Information for referrers