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PTSD Awareness Day with Right at Home

| Health & Wellness

Each year on 27 June, PTSD Awareness Day recognises the effects post-traumatic stress has on the lives of those impacted by it. 

This international day raises awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to ensure more people know about the condition and more people who suffer PTSD will seek treatment. PTSD is the most common mental health disorder after depression. 

According to Australian mental health organisation Beyond Blue, there are four main types of PTSD experiences. 

  1. Re-living the traumatic event. You may re-live the event through unwanted and recurring memories. These often come as vivid images and nightmares. You may have intense emotional or physical reactions when reminded of the event. For example, sweating, heart palpitations or panic. 
  1. Being overly alert or wound up. You may have trouble sleeping, feel irritable and find it hard to concentrate. You may become easily startled and constantly on the lookout for signs of danger. 
  1. Avoiding reminders of the event. You may deliberately avoid activities, places, people, thoughts or feelings associated with the event that bring back painful memories. 
  1. Feeling emotionally numb. You may lose interest in day-to-day activities or feel emotionally flat and numb. You may also feel cut off and detached from friends and family. 

While only a psychologist or psychiatrist can diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder, Beyond Blue provides a comprehensive checklist that can help you decide whether you or a loved one needs to take the next step and seek support. 

We at Right at Home Australia can provide numerous in-home care services that can help you do more than just survive a loved one’s struggle with the effects of a mental health disorder like PTSD. Contact us today.  

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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 package management 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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