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.

Understanding the Colour of Your Poo

Understanding the Colour of Your Poo

Understanding the Colour of Your Poo Have you noticed the colour of your poo will vary at different times? Poo also known as stool, faeces, or poop, consists of waste products that need to be eliminated from the body and it can vary in colour, texture, volume, and...

How to prepare for the flu season

How to prepare for the flu season

How to prepare for the flu season Flu season is upon us. In this article, we have everything you need to know about preparing for the flu season and how to reduce your risk of getting sickWhat is the flu? The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

Autism and the NDIS

Autism and the NDIS

How does the NDIS cater for people who are autistic? The ndis support offered to those with autism varies but funding is given in order to help them reach their full goals and develop their capacity to participate in the community.what is autism? Autism — also known...

Epilepsy and incontinence

Epilepsy and incontinence

Epilepsy and incontinence   Epilepsy is a long-term neurological (brain) condition characterised by spontaneous, recurrent seizures. It’s the fourth most common brain disorder after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. and affects around 3% of Australians.,...

Posture tips for wheelchair & scooter users

Posture tips for wheelchair & scooter users

Posture tips for wheelchair and scooter users Your posture as a wheelchair or scooter user as well as eye contact and attitude will determine how others regard you, and these are factors you can influence. As a wheelchair or mobility scooter user, You can hide in your...

Mobility Aids & NDIS

Mobility Aids & NDIS

How does a mobility aid fit into my NDIS plan? Reduced mobility due to a disability and/or an injury can result in a loss of independence and more often than not it can affect the overall quality of life. Having the NDIS or other support funds to invest in a mobility...

Prostate Conditions

Prostate Conditions

Prostate Conditions - Warning Signs & Management Prostate conditions, enlargement and prostate cancer usually only affect men over the age of 50, and about half of the men over this age will have some prostate enlargement. The prostate is a gland only found in men...

Maintaining Healthy Bowel Habits

Maintaining Healthy Bowel Habits

Maintaining Healthy Bowel Habits   Passing a regular soft formed stool (poo or faeces) without straining on daily basis is an excellent way to start the day. However, many people experience great difficulty passing a bowel motion and spend a lot of time sitting...

Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions Have you been guilty of setting New Year’s resolutions and then forgetting about them, or maybe even giving up before you really got started? In Australia, the five most common resolutions people make at the beginning of a new...