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International Men's Health Week 2024

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International Men's Health Week celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and takes place in Australia from Monday, 10 June to Sunday, 16 June 2024. Australia's premier home care provider, Right at Home, shares information on men's health.

This year the Australian Men’s Health Forum is focusing on the theme Men’s Health Checks. 

Here are Seven of the Most Important Men’s Health Checks

1. Check Your Numbers. Know your body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.  

2. Get a Sense Check. Also important to keep on top of is the health of your teeth and gums. Be sure to regularly visit your dentist, audiologist, and optometrist.  

3. Check Down Under. Regularly feel for any lumps or swelling in the region. You can also ask your partner or health care professional. 

4. Check for Cancer. There are many cancer types that can affect men. Some, like bowel cancer, can be treated successfully if they’re found early but fewer than 50% are found at this stage. Your risk of bowel cancer increases as you get older and at 50 you should start screening for the disease, even if you have no symptoms. If you have a family history of bowel cancer speak to your doctor as screening may need to start earlier. Living in Australia means that regular visits to the dermatologist to check for skin cancer is an absolute must.  

5. Check your Heart. If you are 45 and over, or 30 and over if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you should have a heart health check. This involves checking your blood pressure and other aspects of your health that affect your risk of heart disease such as your family history, whether you have diabetes, and whether you smoke. 

6. Check your Head. Check in with yourself, your friends and family, and a health care professional if you are worried about your mental health or just want to learn more about the signs of deteriorating mental health. 

7. Check Your Habits. As we age, it gets ever-more important to limit alcohol consumption, eliminate cigarette and tobacco use, and consult a professional about a healthy, balanced diet.  

Men's Health at Right at Home

We all wish for a long and healthy life and at Right at Home, our mission is 'to improve the quality of life for those we serve™. As you age and your health or fitness declines, you may require support at home in order to age in place and maintain your independence.

Right at Home is an approved provider of government funded home care and support packages. We provide the support services that allow you to remain safe and independent in your own home. If you or someone you know, aged 65+ or 50+ if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and would like to find out more about how to receive a Home Care Package, call your nearest Right at Home office today. We can arrange an in-home, free of charge, consultation to explain the process.

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 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: ACT & Queanbeyan; ACT Canberra; Adelaide Central; Brisbane Bayside; Brisbane North; Brisbane South; Brisbane West; Central Queensland & Wide Bay; Central West New South Wales; Darling Downs; Far North Queensland; Gold Coast North; Gold Coast South; Gosford; Greater Logan; Hunter & Port Stephens; Ipswich Lockyer Valley; Kalgoorlie Wheatbelt; Macarthur Penrith; Mackay; Melbourne Brighton: Melbourne Glen Waverley; Melbourne North; Moreton Bay Region; Newcastle; Noosa, Gympie & Hinterland; North Queensland; Northern Rivers; Padstow St George; Perth Midland; Perth Northern Suburbs; Perth South Eastern Suburbs; Perth West Coast; Southern NSW; Southwest Victoria; Sunshine Coast; Sydney Central & Eastern Suburbs; Sydney Five Dock; Sydney Inner West; Sydney Liverpool; Sydney Lower North Shore; Sydney Northern Beaches; Sydney Norwest; Sydney Parramatta; Sydney Ryde; Sydney Sutherland Shire; Sydney The Hills; Sydney Upper North Shore 

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