Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Independent Living"

Memory aids in the home and dementia

Trusted information about dementia and memory aids in the home, including how to help the person with dementia feel safe, comfortable and independent

Read more

Everyday tasks and dementia

Trusted information about caring for someone with dementia, including how to support them in everyday tasks such as shopping, setting the table or gardening

Read more

Help at home and working with breast cancer

There are a number of sources of practical support and help at home available for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn how to get help at home when diagnosed with breast cancer.

Read more

Down syndrome

This syndrome causes learning difficulties, with a greater chance of health problems. Everyone is affected differently.

Read more

Fall treatment

It is likely that you will feel shocked and a bit shaken after a fall, but staying calm will help you to gather your thoughts and remember what to do. Find how to treat a fall.

Read more

Types of respite

Trusted information about different types of respite care for people and their carers, including day respite, overnight respite, community respite and emergency respite.

Read more

How to live with arthritis

There are many home care and lifestyle aids designed to help reduce the pain associated with your arthritis. Find out about managing arthritis.

Read more

How to prepare your home if you have a chronic disease or serious illness

Information about home modifications, medical equipment at home, telephone services, emergency call systems and sources of funding.

Read more

Living with osteoarthritis

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

Read more

Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Having arthritis doesn’t necessarily mean you will be restricted in your day-to-day activities. Find out how to manage with rheumatoid arthritis.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo