A long term condition is a health condition that lasts one year or longer. The condition may impact the person’s life and may require ongoing care and support. These long term conditions can be controlled with treatment, support and management. Some of the more common conditions are mentioned below.
Dementia is a brain disorder that can effect your memory, impairment in thinking and decision making. It can be a very stressful time for families and loved ones during initial diagnosis and continuous management of this condition. Signs and prognosis can vary from mild to profound and this can add to stress, uncertainty and anxiety to the individual and family.
Currently there is no cure for this disease but there are management plans that can assist the individual and family. Support is vital for people with dementia. The help of families, friends and carers collectively can make a positive difference to managing the condition.
We provide the following to families and individuals coping with Dementia:
Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it (www.diabetesaustralia.com.au 2016).
Diabetes management can prevent long term complications such as heart issues, nerve damage, vision complications, wound development and kidney problems to name a few.
A number of factors can assist in the management of your diabetes such as blood sugar recording and management, nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, medication administration and symptom management.
Exclusive Nursing Australia can assist you or your loved one by the following methods:
Cancer is difficult for both the individual and family. You and your family may feel overwhelmed. You and your family will need to adjust to your diagnosis. Many people want to be in the comfort of their own home and we can help assist you with this.
Exclusive Nursing Australia can help you better deal with your diagnosis so you can improve your ability to manage your disease, your medical treatment, and any side effects you experience. We aim to do that by the following:
Exclusive Nursing Australia offers support and assistance for people with respiratory issues such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Emphysema and Bronchitis to name a few. We can assist with patient education, the enhancement of patient self-management and the management of care. We also liaise with your Doctor and Multidisciplinary team to create a plan focusing on identification, early intervention and management in respiratory diseases, including supervision of early hospital discharge and long-term care. We can assist with the following;
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia, with 43,603 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2013. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes. Cardiovascular disease is one of Australia’s largest health problems. Despite improvements over the last few decades, it remains one of the biggest burdens on our economy (www.heartfoundation.org.au)
Cardiac conditions cover a wide range of heart issues including Hypertension, Angina, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke to name a few. Exclusive Nursing Australia aims to promote independence, increase quality of life and standard of living. We can assist you with the following:
A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost (www.strokefoundation.org.au).
1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. These people are someone’s sister, brother, wife, husband, daughter, son, partner, mother, father and friend. Behind the numbers are real lives (www.strokefoundation.org.au).
After being diagnosed with a Stoke it can be a very anxious and worrying time. You may have to alter your life and lifestyle and require support that you didn’t require previously. Rehabilitation is extremely important. Together with your medical team Exclusive Nursing Australia can assist you in reaching your goals.
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