Published Nov 01 2018
Carer health and wellbeing coaching at Merri Health recently took out the national award for Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards for most outstanding team.
The award recognised the team's initiative in developing a holistic program that supports carers to prioritise their health.
As a fulltime carer of his father, Loddy Micucci has benefited from the program which has helped him to reach his goals of increasing his physical activity levels.
“Health coaching made me realise that it was okay to take time and also supported me and guided me in how to do that,” Loddy said.
The carer health and wellbeing coaching program provide carers with tailored support, allowing them to work on individual needs such as nutrition, physical activity, stress and mood, fatigue, sleep and chronic disease management.