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Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health.

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Incontinence

Our guide to incontinence. Independence Australia has the health tips and advice for your unique needs and requirements with incontinence and continence care.

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Wound Care

From tattoo care to incontinence related skin damage. Our experts have put together everything you need to know about wound management, wound care products and caring for wounds of all types and sizes.

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Skin care

From achieving healthy, balanced skin across the seasons to protecting skin against moisture when managing incontinence. Our health professionals have put together your complete skin care guide.

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Catheter

Our guide to catheter use. Independence Australia has the tips for everything you need to know about using catheters.

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Mobility Aids

From understanding the role mobility aids play in the NDIS to what to expect from rehabilitation. Our experts have put together everything you need to know about wheelchairs, mobility scooters, assistive devices and other mobility aids.

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Nutrition

From tips to maintaining a healthy bowel to understanding the role vitamin D plays in our bodies. Our experts have put together everything you need to know about managing and meeting your nutritional needs.

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Children's Health

Our guide to looking after your child’s health and well-being. From children’s incontinence tips to nutrition advice.  Independence Australia has put together health information from leading health professionals.

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NDIS Information

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is an Australian Government Scheme that helps support eligible Australians living with a permanent or significant disability. The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

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How to optimise your NDIS Assistive Technology Funding

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There’s one important thing to help you reach your goals while making the most of your NDIS funding – and that’s having a good understanding of the funding and how it should be used. When it comes to assistive technology, you certainly wouldn’t be alone if you’re a little bit lost in understanding what this entail, how it can fit into your budget, if it is considered a consumable and if you need an occupational therapist to purchase it. You might even have some confusion about just what an occupational therapist does – and that’s okay!

There’s a lot to digest if you’re new to the NDIS or even if you’ve been accessing it for a while, you might realise there are things you’ve missed out on. We’ve complied some useful information for you, if you’re wondering how to make the most out of your NDIS assistive technology budget.

Tips For Better Bladder Control

Tips For Better Bladder ControlBladder control is something most people take for granted – until it’s gone. But if your bladder control could be better, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Roughly 33% of people aged 30 to 70 suffer from incontinence issues. The...

Best skincare routine for elderly skin

What’s the best skincare routine for elderly skin?As we age, our body goes through all kinds of changes. Even our skin changes as wrinkles become deeper and permanent, and skin becomes thinner and loses fat, causing our veins and bones to be more visible. All of this...

Understanding Urinary Retention

Understanding Urinary RetentionUrinary retention is the inability to completely empty the bladder of urine. The onset of urinary retention can be either acute or chronic in its presentation.Acute urinary retention is when you suddenly cannot pass any urine at all,...

How can I help my child stay dry at night?

How can I help my child stay dry at night?

How can I help my child stay dry at night? Toilet training is a big milestone in every toddler’s (and parent’s) life However, toilet training usually occurs in two phases — Day Training and Night Training — which are two completely different processes. Day training...

Why accessibility is important

Why accessibility is important

Why is Accessibility Important?About 4.4 millions Australians live with a disability. For 77 per cent of these people their main form of disability is physical,[i] which makes it difficult for them to access public areas without some form of assistance. Fortunately,...

Vitamin B12 & your body

What is vitamin B12 ? Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 is an important water-soluble vitamin needed for the production of red blood cells, repairing body tissues, and the proper functioning of the nervous system. Our body can’t produce B12, so we need to get it...