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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2022: A Reminder From Right at Home

| Health & Wellness

September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and we at Right at Home, Australia's leading quality in-home care provider, are urging our ageing male population to get checked.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is asking Australians to get involved in helping create awareness and raise the much-needed funds to assist in the fight against prostate cancer.

Events are happening right across the country including The Long Run. The Long Run aims to raise awareness and funds to help men survive prostate cancer. You can run, walk or wheel 72 kilometres in September and collect donations and rewards along the way. In Queensland, visit famous landmarks like the Storey Bridge, Victoria Bridge and Brisbane City Hall as they light up blue to help shine a light on the disease.

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, this cancer is the most commonly diagnosed in Australian men with 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,300 deaths each year. Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women.

So, for men over 50 – over 40 if they have a family history of prostate cancer – it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting checked.

As Australia's leading home care provider, Right at Home assists many clients with continence care, post-hospital care and rehabilitation in our personal care and nursing care services. We assist many men with special care situations including care with prostate cancer including live-in 24 hour care. Our specialist services are designed around the client and their needs and we provide services according to an agreed care plan once their care needs have been assessed by our qualified staff. For more information about how Right at Home can assist someone you love, call us on 1300 363 802 or visit us at www.rightathome.com.au.

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 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including 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. 

Right at Home Offices in Australia: Adelaide Central; Brisbane Bayside; Brisbane North; Brisbane South; Brisbane West; Central Queensland & Wide Bay; Darling Downs; Far North Queensland; Gold Coast North; Gold Coast South; Greater Logan; Mackay; Moreton Bay Region; Noosa, Gympie & Hinterland; Sunshine Coast; Townsville; Central West New South Wales; Gosford; Hunter & Port Stephens; Macarthur Penrith; Newcastle; Northern Rivers; Padstow St George; Southern NSW; Sydney Central & Eastern Suburbs; Sydney Inner West; Sydney Liverpool; Sydney Lower North Shore; Sydney Norwest; Sydney Northern Beaches; Sydney Parramatta; Sydney Ryde; Sydney The Hills; Sydney Upper North Shore; Kalgoorlie Wheatbelt; Perth Como; Perth Midland; Perth Northern Suburbs; Perth West Coast; Southwest Victoria 

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