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Women's Health Week 2021

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Right at Home Australia this week celebrated Women’s Health Week 2021! Inaugurated in Australia in 2013, Women’s Health Week falls in the first week of September each year and aims to spotlight health and wellbeing challenges for women and girls.

Despite the pandemic, Women’s Health Week 2020 attracted more than 90,000 women across more than 1,400 events nationally.    

For elderly women and women living with a disability, health and wellbeing challenges can increase. We have outlined some of these challenges below and provided some advice from the broader healthcare community. 

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, about two thirds of aged care system recipients in Australia are women. Women’s Health founder Jean Hailes provides an excellent fact sheet on staying well as we age.  

Top takeaways include:  

  • Staying active 
  • Eating well 
  • Reducing alcohol 
  • Connecting with others 
  • Getting a good night's sleep 
  • Relaxing  

The United Nation’s Women Watch also provides an insightful fact sheet on the struggles faced by women with disabilities.  

To help women with disabilities, the focus must be on:  

  • Preventing marginalization  
  • Encouraging education and access to education 
  • Encouraging employment and access to employment  
  • Emphasising health and wellbeing both physical and mental  
  • Ensuring adequate housing and facilities are available 

For us at Right at Home, our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve, and the health, wellbeing and safety of women is a big part of that mission. If you or someone you know needs aged care or disability support, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

And, if you are in the mood for a little Friday fun, check out this wonderful video from Women’s Health’s own Jean Hailes.  

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 caredementia 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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