The use of the term ‘chronic conditions’ refers to a broad range of chronic and complex health conditions across the spectrum of illness, including mental illness, trauma, disability and genetic disorders.
Chronic conditions have complex and multiple causes; are generally long-term and persistent, and often lead to a gradual deterioration of health and loss of independence. While not usually immediately life threatening, chronic conditions are the most common and leading cause of premature mortality.
Just some chronic conditions are:
Some of the above mentioned conditions can impact on your day to day functions and you may require some extra assistance. You may also be eligible for a Management Plan that will allow you to access some extra services that are funded by the Department of Health.
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