Geriatric community care
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Geriatric community care

Our health care clinic has been in operation for 80 years, and some of our patients have been coming here since they were children. We pride ourselves on providing balanced medical care that looks at all aspects of a patient's wellbeing, including their mood, mental health, social connection as well as their physical health. As many of our patients are older, we've become specialists in geriatric care and help patients to stay at home as long as possible. We find that happy and connected seniors tend to be healthy. Our blog is all about holistic care for older patients in a health care clinic.

Geriatric community care

  • What Are the Most Effective Treatments for IBS?

    18 April 2022

    Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is a condition that many Australian adults suffer from, but when properly diagnosed and understood, it can be treated reasonably effectively and allow the individual to go about their daily life normally. IBS Diagnosis Irritable bowel syndrome needs to be properly diagnosed by an appropriate clinician before any treatment option is considered. This is partly to rule out that it could be any other type of gut-related illness or disease, such as diverticulitis or celiac disease.

  • Three Common Reasons Why You Should See A Physiotherapist After Lockdown

    30 September 2021

    Lockdowns across Australia have been tough on many people, with thousands losing jobs and others being forced to work from home. Everybody has been affected in some form or another, and some not in ways that you will expect. With the rapid increase in home exercise for both experts and beginners, a lot of people are carrying niggling injuries that they don't even fully realise. Physiotherapy will be very important once lockdown ends for so many people who began exercising at home.

  • Low-FODMAP Diet For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    26 March 2021

    Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can have a huge detrimental impact on your life. From worrying about where the nearest toilet is to the pain of constipation and bloating, IBS can make it difficult to function in both your personal life and career. One treatment that can help to reduce symptoms for some people is a low-FODMAP diet. What Is the Low-FODMAP Diet? FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo, di, mono-saccharides and polyols.

  • 3 Advantages of Breast Cancer Genetic Screening

    20 October 2020

    Breast cancer is an illness that can affect anyone, but it is much more common in people who have certain genetics. People who have mutations in genes PALB2, BRCA1 and BRCA2 are more likely to develop breast cancer. Genetic screening for these mutations can help people to understand their risk and take appropriate action. Here are three reasons to have genetic screening to see if you have any of the common breast cancer mutations.

  • Two common mistakes people make when they struggle with IBS symptoms

    20 September 2019

    Many people who have irritable bowel syndrome (or IBS, as it is commonly known) make the following mistakes when they go through phases of struggling to keep the symptoms of their condition under control. Continuing to eat restaurant meals When a person with IBS experiences a flare-up, during which their symptoms get more severe and harder to control, they will sometimes continue to eat restaurant meals. Most people who do this believe that if they stick to items on the menu that don't feature their trigger foods (i.