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Patient and Family Engagement in Chronic Care

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Sep 27, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Engaged patients, famillies and caregivers can help lower medical costs, reduce hospital admissions, and improve health behaviors. The patients' health has a greater chance for improving when the family and caregivers can better communicate the importance of incorporating a healthier diet, increasing levels of physical activity, and medication compliance for chronic diseases management. However, recent data on health care consumers found that 1 in 3 patients are disengaged in their own care. Meaning that patients did not have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and conditions, and they weren’t actively working towards better self-management and care.

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Topics: TCM, Family Caregivers, CCM, Patient Engagement, In-Home Care

Family Caregivers Find Relief with Chronic Care Management

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Sep 8, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Today, more than 15 million Americans serve as family caregivers for older adults. For older adults with chronic conditions and disabilities family care or “home care” can be substantial in scope, intensity, and duration. The overwhelming majority of family caregivers find great satisfaction and purpose caring for loved ones.  Family caregivers assume day-today responsibilities even though sometimes they may feel unprepared to provide care. Most have limited knowledge related to coordination of care, including management of medication, pain, mobility, and symptoms. Such challenges and responsibilities can leave family caregivers feeling tired, isolated, and stressed.

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Topics: Caregivers, TCM, Home Care, Family Caregivers, CCM, StressRelief

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