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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.

These articles focus on incontinence,travel, wound care, children’s health, NDIS information, carer and support worker information and nutrition.

 

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

Why accessibility is important

Why accessibility is important

Why is Accessibilty 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,...

Mental health during the colder months

Mental health during the colder months

Mental health during the colder months Have you ever heard of the ‘winter blues’?  A lot of people find that their mood drops during the colder months. While it can be easy to put it down to cold, miserable weather, the winter blues can actually be a sign of a more...

What does accessibility mean to me?

What does accessibility mean to me?

What accessibilty means to me 27-year-old Emily never thought about accessibility, until she acquired a spinal cord injury and her lens on navigating this world changed completely. In early 2018, I knew of accessibility, but I didn’t really know much about it or in...

How to get through the hay fever season

How to get through the hay fever season

How to get through the hay fever season Many people use the terms ‘allergies’ and ‘hay fever’ interchangeably. However, allergies refer to a wide range of conditions where the body overreacts to a substance that may not cause reactions in other people. These...

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?  If your skin is often exposed to bodily fluids it is at risk of breaking down. Incontinence is harsh on the skin because of the ammonia in the urine and the proteins in the feaces (enzymes) that cause the skin pH to increase and become alkaline....

What is PEG feeding?

What is PEG feeding?

What is PEG feeding? PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) is a medical procedure carried out to insert a tube into your stomach. Insertion of a PEG tube means you can receive food, fluids, or medication directly into your stomach (also known as enteral feeding)...

How long does it take to recovery from surgery?

How long does it take to recovery from surgery?

How long does it take to recovery from surgery? Having surgery is overwhelming for most people but your doctor and medical team are there to help you through the process. Your doctor will provide information to help you understand what you need to do before and after...

What is personal care?

What is personal care?

What is personal care?  Some people need help with personal care so that they can live the best possible life and remain in their home for as long as possible. Personal care can cover tasks involving your hygiene (eg. showering, toileting including managing continence...

Men & Incontinence

Men & Incontinence

Men & Incontinence When a bloke is fully continent, he has no real understanding of what losing bladder control would feel like. No idea of how it might impact his self-esteem, his masculinity, his social opportunities, his intimate relationships, and his ability...