Care specialists at AdvantagePlusNurses ensure better care delivery by leveraging real-time insights of medical data and wisdom acquired from long practice.
Managing multiple chronic conditions is complex. Achieving positive health outcomes is becoming more challenging than ever due to the rising caseload of chronic illnesses in the United States. In such a situation, the role of care specialists has become pivotal in managing ever-increasing instances of chronic diseases.
At AdvantagePlusNurses, we carry out extensive research and training to ensure that our care specialists deliver innovative, practical healthcare solutions. The healthcare system of the United States is slowly recognizing the vital role of care specialists in care delivery. Our team is running with the tide by updating themselves with new norms and practices.
Let’s catch a glimpse of what our care specialists do as part of chronic and preventive care management:
- Create and update a patient-centric care plan
- Ensure continuity of care between transitions
- Manage successive routine appointments
- Monitor and update medications
- Schedule preventive services
- Educate patients about chronic disease management
- Educate patients on using mobile health applications
- Provide 24/7 patient access
- Communicate with patients daily through emails, secure messaging services, and telephone
- Update electronic health records routinely
- Offer counseling to patients and their caregivers
Patient Education – Key to Quality Care
Patient education is something that is overlooked or not incorporated properly. Here at AdvantagePlusNurses, patients are an indispensable part of the healthcare team.
Why? Because care specialists can administer medications, doctors can prescribe them but without patients being proactive, these practices are in vain. Hence, to deliver efficacious care our team emphasizes greatly on patient education.
This is something that sets us apart and the reason why our care team is not only experienced but also empathetic. When it comes to chronic disease management, patient education becomes all the more important.
It is because diseases like diabetes and hypertension have no quick fix, such life-threatening conditions necessitate frequent check-ups and sustained treatment over long periods.
For treatments to work as desired, patients should have an understanding of their illnesses. Moreover, they should practice the treatment as discussed. Whenever you feel that something is amiss, you must get in touch with the assigned care specialist immediately.
For instance, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, our care specialist at AdvantagePlusNurses will educate you on how to check blood sugar and administer insulin.
Moving Towards Self-care
Lack of discussion on patient self-care when it comes to chronic disease management is something that we have noticed in our experience. Therefore, we have made self-care an inherent part of care management.
Maintaining an exercise regime is not as easy as it looks for most chronic disease patients. They need continual support and counseling to attain their fitness as well as career goals.
By helping the patient become more independent and engaged, chronic care can be delivered in a true sense. Learning to manage self-care will also allow you to lead a life that you desire – with minimal stress and hospital visits.
Our care specialists will help you create a diet plan and suggest exercises that you can commit to easily. Another important element of self-care which looks obvious but is difficult to make changes to is the lifestyle factor.
For instance, hypertension and asthma patients must quit smoking, failing which may worsen their condition. Our care team at AdvantagePlusNurses recognizes the fact that quitting is not easy even though it’s necessary.
Therefore, we offer to counsel and suggest practical ways to change your lifestyle habits.
Here at AdvantagePlusNurses, it’s not just medication that we work on, it’s about improving your quality of life so that you can live it to its fullest!