What is the Vitality Passport Program?
The Vitality Passport, a program designed to take you on a journey to a healthier you. The Vitality Passport will provide you with the tools you need to make a big difference in your quality of Life. This is a proactive program designed to improve your resilience and assist you to become more robust, so you can continue to the things you love for longer. The Vitality Passport is s a new, evidenced based program that will:
- Improve strength & Balance
- Provide advice and strategies to manage Mental Health
- Improve nutrition
- Improve cognition
- Assist you to be more active within the community.
We anticipate you will have the confidence to do more, and be more. Our hope is that as a result of the program you will live a longer and happier life, participate in more community groups, community events, and enjoy living. We expect to give you the tools to stay at home, and continue to do the things you want to do.
What is involved?
You will have the opportunity to have three one on one individual appointments to assist you with developing a specific plan for exercise, nutrition and cognitive stimulating activity. That is you will receive an initial appointment, review appointment and a discharge planning appointment with each clinician. The consultations are usually 4-6 weeks apart. In order to make it easy for the participant to see each clinician we off the appointments at the same time, in the same place.
Specific program objectives
To provide participants within the program and their families with the tools and information they need to make lasting changes to their health and wellbeing.
Primarily this program aims to:
- Reduce the need for institutional care. Keep people in their own home, and active in the community.
- Reduce the frequency of hospital admissions and reduce the duration of any admission.
- Reduce the frequency of avoidable falls, and severity of falls related injuries.
- Promote a health mind and body lifestyle to manage mental health.
Recent clinical research has been conducted that suggests that we can halt and even reverse the changes associated with frailty¹. Programs that have the greatest success in improving vitality and reversing signs and symptoms associated with frailty have a number of team members that bring their own expertise and work together to achieve great results. These team members combine their knowledge of exercise, nutrition and cognitive training². The team members of The Vitality Passport include:
general practitioner and allied health practitioner
Your Allied Health or General Practitioner is responsible for identifying you as an individual that can make substantial improvement with your health with a little bit of support.
Introduction to the Vitality passport
Making the connection between lifestyle changes, memory, nutrition and falls prevention
Falls reduction, understanding your labels (food) and memory aids to increase memory
The relationship between lifestyle and memory, meeting your nutritional goals
and combating vertigo/dizziness.
Bone density and its relationship to osteoporosis and how diet and exercise can affect it
Relationship between bladder habits and illness and using technology daily
Additional Benefits of Exercise: Improve Mental Health, Sleep, Cognition & Diabetes management
Social Interaction and community participation
The Vitality passport program can be accessed across the Murrumbidgee Region. For more information on bringing the Vitality passport program to your town, please contact us.
how to get in touch
- Cameron, I. D., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. &Kurrle, S. E. (2013). A multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention reduces frailty in older people: randomized trial. BMC medicine, 11(1), 1. DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-65
- Ng, T. P., Feng, L., Nyunt, M. S. Z., Feng, L., Niti, M., Tan, B. Y., Chan, G., Khoo, S., Chan, S., Yap, S. & Yap, K. B. (2015). Nutritional, physical, cognitive, and combination interventions and frailty reversal among older adults: a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of medicine, 128(11), 1225-1236. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.06.017