What’s a chronic condition?
Basically, it’s a long-term condition and includes things like back pain, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes & mental health conditions, just to name a few…
Chronic conditions vary in severity, but they can have a big impact on your life, affecting your social and emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. But don’t worry – it’s not all bad news!
How can Strive for Health help?
Strive for Health is an innovative chronic disease management program run by our friends at Home Support Services (HSS). Strive for Health looks at your individual risk factors for a disease and gives you the power to stay healthy. How? Loads of useful health info, caring support and helpful advice to give you the reins to manage your health risk, any chronic conditions and boost your health and well-being.
How does it work?
Once you’re signed up, you’ll get paired up with a qualified health coach, like a registered nurse, dietitian or allied health professional.
Over the next 6 months, your health coach will keep in touch by phone, and you’ll get an information workbook to guide you in reaching your health goals.
Strive for Health doesn’t replace your GP or treating specialist – it’s more like a good mate (who knows lots about health!) to help out in-between visits to your doctor. Win–win!
Who'll have access to my personal info?
Strive for Health can help you by:
- Providing health info and support via access to a qualified health professional, at a time that suits you.
- Helping you understand how to manage positive changes to your health & well-being.
- Increasing your motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes through tips, information & positive support. Checking in with someone also helps you keep at it!
- Making it easy! You can take the call where and when it suits you – no out of the way appointments or hassle.
Do you think you would benefit? If you feel you’re at risk or not coping with your health, give us a buzz or shoot us an email. Better yet why not ask our friendly team of experts? They’re always super happy to assist our members.
“Don’t be scared to go ahead with the program and be open to the suggestions and advice that’s given. It’s so helpful and the staff are supportive and fantastic! It’s such a great program that allowed me to take the calls in the privacy of my own home so I didn’t have to worry about having to go out of my way somewhere, I had so much more control over my care.”
- Peoplecare member
*You need to have one of our hospital covers (except Bronze and Basic Hospital (Basic Plus) which aren't eligible) and have already served your 2-month waiting period to be on this program.