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As we face COVID-19, Right at Home, Australia’s trusted home care provider and the lung foundation are calling on all Australians to pay more attention to their lung health.

The month of May is Lung Health Awareness Month. The Lung Foundation reminds us that in Australia, from compromised air quality due to bush fire smoke, to the current pandemic of COVID-19, our lung health has never been more important. 

The Foundation lists five tips to look after your lungs. 

  • Make your life a smoke-free zone by quitting smoking and/or reducing your exposure to second-hand smoke. 
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment if you work in environments that expose you to the inhalation of dust, gas, fumes or chemicals.
  • Protect yourself from influenza and pneumonia by having the vaccinations.   
  • Exercise regularly and have a healthy diet.  
  • Practice good hand hygiene to minimise the spread of germs. 

For more information on lung health, visit the Lung Foundation Australia website.

During this COVID-19 period, the Lung Foundation has extra tips for keeping your lungs, body and mind healthy.

1.    Maintain social distancing

2.    Vaccinate against flu and pneumonia

3.    Schedule telehealth appointments

4.    Utilise delivery services

5.    Keep your body moving

6.    Look after your mental health

7.    Maintain healthy habits

8.    Keep your home virus free

9.    Follow your action plan

10. Connect to care

From all of us at Right at Home, wishing you good health.

 

Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links:

Australian Government Department of Health

Victorian Health and Human Services

NSW Health

Queensland Health

ACT Health

WA Department of Health

Tasmanian Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health

SA Health

Right Care Right at Home - Caring for Loved Ones at Home

As a home care provider, Right at Home Australia provides support and homecare and assistance for people suffering with illness so they can remain at home together with their loved ones through recovery. Our care services fall into several categories of home care for seniors, adults living with a disability and post-operative care including services for those with special care situations caused by complex medical conditions. Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and have a comprehensive portfolio of care services that ensure your loved ones get the care they need. If you or someone you love needs care due to changed conditions as a result of Coronavirus, we have capacity so give us a call. Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and clients, and we follow strict hygiene and safety protocols. 

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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors and adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.

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COVID-19

At Right at Home our priority is the health and wellbeing of our caregivers, clients and community.

We continue to monitor and follow guidelines set by the Federal Department of Health, the World Health Organisation and local and state health agencies.

We have the capability and know how to offer you assistance in your home now. Should you need assistance please contact your Right at Home local office.

Go to our COVID-19 update page.