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Nutrition: Eat for Health and Wellbeing

Many of us fall into the trap of thinking we are consuming a relatively healthy diet.  It’s not until you take the time to record your daily intake of food that you notice where those additional ‘sneaky’ calories enter our day.  Recording a food diary also provides a good opportunity to review your choices and…

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Bowel Cancer – Preventable, Treatable and Beatable!

Our HSS Stomal Therapy Nurse explained the recovery rates for in-home care paid testament to the ‘treatable and beatable’ nature of the disease given high quality care and the necessary personal support. “Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in Australia,” she pointed out. “Lives are saved everyday through…

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HSS Nurse Advisors – the Frontline in Continence Support

This year’s World Continence Week is June 19-25. The theme, Incontinence: No laughing matter, tackles a common response by people to laugh off incontinence, accepting it as an inevitable part of childbirth or ageing, not a health issue requiring specialist treatment. At HSS, we have Continence Nurse Advisors on the frontline of continence support in the…

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Good Sleep Habits

According to the Sleep Health Foundation, there are a number of steps you can take to help you get a good night’s sleep: It is not good to frequently change the times you go to bed and get up The hour before going to bed should be used to wind down and do more relaxing things…

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International Nurses Day May 12 – Celebrating the Stories of Our Nurses

How Virginia’s Vision and Passion Revolutionised Home care International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, providing an opportunity to highlight the contribution of the heartbeat of healthcare – our nurses! This year’s theme is “Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”. Nurses around the world have been…

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Your Ultimate Peace of Mind

The best quality in home care The in home care industry can be confusing and a little overwhelming when it comes to finding the right provider to care for yourself or a loved one. Do you know what to look for when it comes to in home care? One of the important qualities to look…

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CASE STUDY: Meet Lyn

Lyn is a retired Registered Nurse who has a history of Chronic Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes.  She found exercising very hard because of her Heart Failure and had difficulty managing her fluid balance which put her health at risk by increasing the stress on her heart and lungs. Lyn’s joined HSS’ Health Coaching…

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Home Care Packages – Consumer Directed Care

You may have heard or read about ‘Consumer Directed Care’ in recent times, but do you understand exactly what it means for you? Up until now, you’ve had limited choice when it comes to selecting a service provider to deliver your Home Care Package. But as of Monday 27 February, you will have greater choice,…

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Adjusting your exercise mindset

Do you find yourself always making an excuse for not exercising? This activity is about working through some of the barriers and brainstorming how you can make some changes towards your goal. Work through the following questions and see if you can understand what is getting in the way of you making the changes you…

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