Chronic disease management

Half of all Australians suffer from at least one chronic disease and 1 in 5 Australians have two or more.* Are you one of them? If you are, or believe you are at risk of developing one, take the opportunity to use a health coach who can help you manage and improve your health.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia’s Health In Brief 2018

Read on to see how we can help.

 

Chronic disease management programs on RBHS Gold Hospital cover

Health coaching programs are included (that is free with no extra cost to participate) on our Gold Hospital cover.

The waiting period to receive this program is 2 months of continuous cover. Your premiums need to be up to date before you can claim this program.

What is a chronic condition?

Basically, it is a long-term condition and includes things like:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Mental health
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis

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 there is action you can take.

 

How can health coaching help?

Health coaching looks at your individual risk factors for a disease and gives you the power to stay healthy. How? Through a telephone-based program with education, caring support and helpful advice to give you the tools to manage your health risks, any chronic conditions and boost your health and well-being.

How does it work?

Once you’re signed up, you partner with a qualified health coach, like a registered nurse, dietitian or allied health professional for your one-on-one health coaching.

Over the course of the 6-month program, you will be supported to:

  • understand your health condition(s)
  • make better healthcare choices
  • talk to your doctors and healthcare team
  • navigate the health system effectively
  • improve your lifestyle choices to achieve your personal health goals
  • get further support when you need it

Health coaching does not replace your GP or treating specialist – it is support to help out in-between visits to your doctor.

Health coaching can help you by:

  • providing health information 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 and well-being
  • increasing your motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes through tips, information and positive support
  • making it easy! You can take the call where and when it suits you – no out of the way appointments or hassle

Next steps

Do you think you could do with some extra support?

Complete a Health Risk Assessment to check if a health coach can help.

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Need more information? Ask our health program experts.

You can also call us on 1800 027 299 or email info@myrbhs.com.au and we can help.