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The Most Common Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Home Care

Our aging process is as individual as we are. Some of us age slowly and others can experience immense changes within a relatively short period of time. While a drastic change in your loved one’s ability to care for themselves can be a real shock, dealing with a slow decline can also be a difficult…

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Are you at risk of a fall?

Falls are one of the most common causes of hospital admission and one of the most easily prevented accidents. Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. One in 3 people over the age of 65 report having a fall at least once a year. 60 % of falls happen in or around…

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HSS Share the Journey to Better Mental Health

Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. For those experiencing or living with mental illness, loneliness can be far worse as individuals can face social exclusion, stigma and discrimination. As social…

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CASE STUDY: Meet Peter

After working with HSS health coaches Peter has drastically reduced his risk for stroke, cancers and further heart complications. Peter is 54 years old. He came to HSS wanting to achieve some weight loss and reduce the impact of excess weight, on his future health. Peter worked with a HSS Dietitian and Registered Nurse over…

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Choosing Wisely Australia® 5 Questions to Ask Resource

As part of the Be Medicinewise Week initiative, we are promoting the Choosing Wisely Australia resource “5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider before you get any tests, treatment or procedure”. The resource is recommended to our clients as it promotes valuable conversations about what care is needed, to support better decisions. Some tests,…

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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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