Health Navigator helping people self-manage their health at home
Silver Chain’s telehealth service Health Navigator, has helped local Northam retiree Pat Knight self-manage his chronic health issues so he can stay connected with his community and continue volunteering at his local football and junior cricket club.
Originally referred to Health Navigator for his diabetes, Pat said the service has helped him in many ways he didn’t initially expect.
“Anytime I’m concerned, have questions about a health issue or upcoming medical appointment, I know I can talk to my Health Navigator and get honest and informative advice,” Pat said.
“They’ve helped me manage my diabetes and other health issues as they have come up.
“When I fractured my ankle, they helped me access services and supported me with my own goals to get back on my feet. They’ve helped me understand who I can contact for what type of help and telling me what support services were available near me.
“They always point me in the right direction, I recommend it to anyone with health conditions like me, you can never have too much help.
“Their guidance has helped me improve my health and continue to do the things I love, like help out at the local footy club and even rekindle my passion for music, especially the drums which I now teach as well.”
Health Navigator is a free telehealth service designed to help people in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions with chronic conditions effectively self-manage their health.
The service, operated by Silver Chain and the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), recently won a WA Health Excellence Award.
To find out more about Health Navigator, please call 1300 650 803.