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Osteoporosis & Bone Health

Good bone health is a key factor in ageing well for both women and men, but, over 1 million Australians are living with osteoporosis, contributing to the 173,000 broken bones every year! 

As a home care provider, Care Connect must capture relevant information about your bone health as part of our ongoing assessment process. This occurs in a variety of ways: 

Assessment: identifying key areas of concern, e.g. medical diagnoses, diet, exercise, calcium and Vitamin D intake and falls history.  

Identifying risk factors: e.g. diabetes, coeliac disease, breast or prostate cancer treatments, liver or kidney disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.  

Setting goals: a care plan of services, equipment and activities to meet your needs. 

Referral: ensuring relevant specialists are involved, e.g. GP, Rheumatologist, Bone Density Clinic, and so forth. 

Directing funds: ensuring funds are spent where they are most needed to reduce your risk of falls and meet your bone health needs. 

Monitoring, reviewing & responding to changes: responding to any issues and changes, and adjusting your care plan and services, if and when required.

Your Care Manager can discuss using your funds to support living with osteoporosis.

For further information:
Ph: 1800 242 141


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