Could you use access to an integrated healthcare team from home to help you manage daily life with a rheumatic condition? Do you have access to your “dream team” now?
A Health Care Card from Centrelink can save a bundle for those with chronic conditions. But, how do you get one if you aren’t on a pension? There is a way.
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgement. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
Support groups are great places to meet others with similar health conditions or life challenges. They provide the opportunity to ask the questions you don’t really get to talk to your doctor about – especially the questions about how to live with your condition day in, day out.