Chronic Condition Care
Helping You Manage So You Can Focus on Your Health
Caring for a loved one with a long-term or chronic illness can be overwhelming and affect the health of the family caregiver over time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease, and 4 in 10 adults have two or more. This includes:
Prevention is the goal when possible, but successful management of the symptoms can make living with the condition more comfortable. In addition to the companion care, personal care and other services we provide, Right at Home can assist with the activities that can help prevent or manage these chronic conditions. These activities include:
Right at Home’s trained caregivers can help with grocery shopping and preparing nutritious meals as directed by your physician or other clinical professional, or that follow special dietary needs.
Getting Enough Rest
Doing household chores while managing the effects of chronic conditions can be challenging. Right at Home’s caregivers can assist with light housekeeping, organization, laundry and other tasks to help keep your home safe and ensure you get the rest needed.
Making Healthy Choices
Right at Home’s trained caregivers can help with daily health reminders to encourage healthy behaviors and choices to help ensure the plan of care provided by the health care provider is followed.
Doing Physical Activities
Regular physical activity can help prevent, delay or manage chronic diseases. Right at Home caregivers can help by encouraging light exercise and following the plan of care prescribed by your health care provider.
Getting Regular Health Screenings
A key to preventing chronic disease in the first place is catching it early. Our caregivers can help with transportation to medical appointments to ensure regular doctor visits and follow-up, so important health screenings aren’t missed.
Staying On Top of Family History
Along with assisting with transportation to medical appointments, Right at Home’s caregivers can also attend appointments to take notes and help communicate with family members who may be helping manage care decisions.
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