Multiculturalism and Community Care

Provision of community-based care for older people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse backgrounds is of increasing importance in Australia in response to the ageing population and government policies (Ageing Australia, 2015). Among the fastgrowing 65+ population, the number of older CALD people was already growing five times as quickly as the rate of Australian-born … Continue reading Multiculturalism and Community Care

Tips to help with depression

In Australia, there are currently over 1 million people suffering from depression each year. While the mental illness is different for each person individually, some common symptoms include changes in behaviour (withdrawing from society); retaining the thoughts of self-failure; a loss of physical endurance or energy and frequent changes in mood, including sadness, irritability and … Continue reading Tips to help with depression

Want to lose weight? Why seeing your doctor is a good place to start.

The journey to losing weight can be confusing. The media is flooded with countless fad diets and exercise programs that all promise miracles. The health food market is a multi-billion dollar industry and is saturated with expensive gluten free foods and ‘organic labels’. With so many experts and so many facets of the weight loss … Continue reading Want to lose weight? Why seeing your doctor is a good place to start.

The benefits of bulk billing

A person's health can suffer for countless reasons. Whether it be from accidents, STIs, poor lifestyle choices, obesity, stress or a high BMI, looking after one's general health and wellbeing is not optional, it is an absolute necessity. One of the biggest deterrents for people seeking medical attention is the costs associated with visiting a … Continue reading The benefits of bulk billing

Could you have Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac (pronounced seel-ee-ak) is a disease that is quite significant to those of us at Encompass Health Group because Rachel Johnson (our Company Director), lives with the condition. What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease occurs when your immune system reacts negatively to gluten, which can cause damage to your bowel leading to medical complications. It … Continue reading Could you have Coeliac Disease?