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Disease Management

The chronic care disease management services from NuevaCare help Palo Alto seniors and those with disabilities to live with chronic diseases like diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, COPD, heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and many other conditions of aging. We can help you develop a comprehensive plan of care for managing chronic diseases and our care management team can ensure the implementation of the plan and continued review and updates to the plan as conditions change. Our professional in home caregivers can provide one on one assistance to help your loved one to better manage their health and to reach the highest quality of life possible. While our office is in San Mateo, our caregivers service the entire San Francisco Peninsula region – cities such as Palo Alto to Cupertino, Mountain View to Menlo Park and everywhere in between.

Each of our highly qualified professional caregivers are trained in disease management, offering a patient centered approach to help your loved one manage their illness at home. With the assistance of our trained staff, patients can learn to more effectively manage chronic illnesses that could otherwise be debilitating.

Support for Disease Management

Chronic care management is now an issue of critical importance in the world of senior care. A growing number of Americans find themselves faced with chronic care issues like diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, COPD, cardiac compromise, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, stroke, and so many more. These diseases are all remarkable because they are all chronic – things that the individuals who live with must learn to take care of on a day-to-day basis for years on end. Whatever condition your loved one is battling, and whatever challenges may present themselves to you and your loved one due to a chronic disease, our professional caregivers are there to help.

Our help with chronic care management comes in so many forms. Here are just a few of the most important aspects of our disease management:

  • Patient centered approach, engaging all stakeholders
  • Collaboration with doctors and the medical team Chronic Disease Management - Palo Alto Patient Example
  • Focus on self-management to preserve autonomy
  • Holistic management of dietary restrictions, medication reminders, exercise support, and so much more.

As you can see, much of this is about coordination of care and sticking to the plans that are set out by doctors in order to get the best results for those suffering from chronic illnesses or conditions.

Day-to-day Chronic Care Management

The hardest part of living with a chronic disease is that it requires caregivers to repeat many of the same actions again and again and again. Many of our clients are busy Bay Area professionals, who need help with a mom or a dad who live in Los Altos Hills or Los Gatos, for example. They may work in San Jose or San Mateo, but to have an in-home caregiver come to the parent in Palo Alto makes it easier to juggle their many responsibilities.

Oftentimes, caregivers can become overly burdened with the tedious but necessary tasks that go along with chronic care management. This day to day grind that goes along with managing long term illness is time consuming and can be mentally exhausting. That’s where the incredible power of in home care comes in, helping seniors with the day-to-day tasks and giving them the facilitation that they need to adhere to the orders of the medical professionals who are a part of your loved one’s disease management.

Whether it’s medication reminders, visits to doctors, prescription pickup, or activity reminders, our non-medical in home caregivers are in the trenches with all of the little things that add up so quickly in the world of chronic illness. The day-to-day is an incredibly important part of ensuring that chronic issues are dealt with effectively, and giving individuals the fullest and most enriching lives possible.

Coordination of care is an important part of chronic care management, and it’s an aspect of the issue that many family caregivers feel overwhelmed with. The good news is that with the support of a professional in home caregiver, chronic disease management doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.

NuevaCare’s trained caregivers can provide assistance with the following chronic diseases;

Alzheimer’s

  • Supervision to prevent wandering
  • Medication reminder and toileting assistance
  • Incontinence care to prevent irritations and infections
  • Meal preparation to prevent cooking accidents
  • Transportation for doctor’s appointments and activities
  • Specific memory care activities such as MnemeTherapy, puzzles, drawings, …
  • Stand by assist to prevent falls
  • Recommendation for home safety improvements for bathing and toileting

Arthritis

  • Assistance with physical therapy and other exercises
  • Assistance with all ADLs to reduce painful tasks
  • Fresh meal preparation and dietary changes to prevent weight gain
  • Transferring help to prevent painful movements
  • Stand by assist to prevent falls

Cancer

  • Meal preparation to ensure use of fresh food and special diet considerations
  • Assistance with activities both indoors and outdoors to increase energy
  • Assistance with transportation during chemotherapy
  • Stand by assist to prevent falls due to weak muscles during chemotherapy
  • Recommendation for home safety improvements for bathing and toileting

Diabetes

  • Meal preparation to ensure use of fresh food and diabetic appropriate meals
  • Assistance with ambulation for those with neuropathic pain
  • Medication reminder to ensure timely consumption of medications

Heart Conditions

  • Meal preparation to ensure use of fresh food and heart healthy meals
  • Assistance with ambulation
  • Medication reminder to ensure timely consumption of medications

Parkinson’s

  • Assistance with ambulation to prevent falls
  • Home safety check to remove potential fall hazards
  • Recommendation for home safety improvements for bathing and toileting
  • Feeding assistance
  • Following specialized dietary restrictions to allowing swallowing limitations
  • Assistance with ADLs such as bathing and toileting

Stroke

  • Following specialized dietary restrictions to allowing swallowing limitations
  • Assistance with ambulation to prevent falls
  • Home safety check to remove potential fall hazards
  • Recommendation for home safety improvements for bathing and toileting
  • Feeding assistance
  • Assistance with ADLs such as bathing and toileting
  • Incontinence care to prevent irritations and infections
  • Specific memory care activities such as MnemeTherapy, puzzles, drawings, …
  • Assistance with physical therapy and other exercises

Palo Alto Factoid

As local legend has it, the people who figured most prominently in the birth of what is now Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and Stanford were a Spanish explorer, a wealthy San Francisco socialite, two brothers-in-law from Ireland and a former California governor. Their names: Don Gaspar de Portola, who camped next to “El Palo Alto” in 1769; Dennis Oliver and D.C. McGlynn from Menlough on Lough Corib, Ireland; Faxon Dean Atherton, who built his vacation home on the Peninsula; and railroad tycoon Leland Stanford. Actually, the history of the area dates back far beyond the arrival of Portola and his expedition, but local history texts make only passing mention of the Costanoan Indians who greeted Portola. Source: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news_features/centennial/1890SA.php

Updated: 5/23/2017

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