Chronic illness and difficult medical conditions affect not only you or a loved one, they affect the whole family. The Vitalis Health & Home Care team works with you, your doctors and your family to ensure your specific needs are managed with care and compassion.

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Loss of Mobility

Approximately 40% of people over the age of 70 have experienced a fall. Along with falls, changes in mobility can affect walking, getting in and out of chairs, muscle strength, joint mobility and comfort. Reduced mobility and falls are a major contributor to loss of independence and premature admission to nursing homes, so prevention is paramount. In addition to physical injuries, many people also lose their confidence after a fall. Vitalis Health & Home Care strives to give you back your strength, confidence and independence so you can continue to live a rich and full life.

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Diminished Senses

Sensory impairment (hearing, vision, taste, smell or touch) is a common factor of ageing, often increasing vulnerability and causing negative effects on quality of life. Vitalis Health & Home Care aims to work with you to assess your level and areas of need, arrange specialist appointments and assist with your activities of living. Sometimes the fear of a visual impairment or diminished hearing can keep you from doing the things you love. We also work with you to find creative ways to get you out and about living a life of vitality.

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Diabetes

Around 1 in 20 Australians suffer from diabetes. Diabetes can be difficult to manage without the right support and education. Uncontrolled diabetes can have serious complications, such as blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage. With support and encouragement it is possible for the onset and progression of diabetes to be slowed. Depending on the type of diabetes, with support and encouragement it is possible to slow the onset and progression of diabetes. Working closely with your doctors, Vitalis Health & Home Care nurses monitor symptoms and manage any complications, improving your overall quality of life.

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Heart Disease

Heart disease refers to any number of diseases that affect the heart. Symptoms of heart disease can range from shortness of breath and irregular heartbeats, to swelling of the limbs and heart failure. It is critical to promote heart health and care for any heart problems as soon as symptoms appear. Managing heart disease can prevent minor symptoms from developing into serious complications. Working closely with your doctors, Vitalis Health & Home Care will design a home care program to meet your needs by reducing symptoms, and provide educational and emotional support.

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Stroke

A stroke can impair speech, movement, vision and swallowing, making daily activities difficult. As the onset is sudden, a stroke may also cause emotional turmoil as your independence may be suddenly taken away from you. Working closely with doctors and allied health providers, we aim to help you manage symptoms and complications and to regain as much function and independence as possible. Vitalis Health & Home Care also provides much needed emotional support to help you to move forward.

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Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease that can cause decreased cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Symptoms can include memory loss, confusion and altered behaviour. Many dementia sufferers find ways to cope with this disease and still continue their daily routines with the guidance and care of a skilled and experienced nursing assistant. In some cases, with appropriate interventions, the speed and progression of the disease can be slowed. Our major role is to assist in reducing the risks associated with dementia and to provide support and understanding for you and your loved ones.

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Parkinson's Disease

At Vitalis Health & Home Care we know that Parkinson’s disease is a manageable condition. It can start with a tremor in your hands and limbs, and eventually develop into a slowing or complete loss of movement. The experience and progression is different from person to person, so management will also vary. Good management is a combination of medication, emotional support and regular exercise to improve the symptoms and manage any complications.

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Osteoporosis

Over a million Australians are effected by Osteoporosis. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture as bones are thinner and less dense. The most common sites are the hip, spine and wrist. Osteoporosis is often called the silent disease as it has no symptoms. Our main aim at Vitalis Health & Home Care is to assist you to move safely around your environment to prevent injuries. Through diet and light exercise we also aim to help you promote bone strength.

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Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological condition. Often rapidly progressing, it impairs control of the voluntary muscles of the trunk and limbs. As you may experience difficultly in mobilising, speech, swallowing and breathing, Vitalis Health & Home Care works closely with you to make your life as comfortable as possible.

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