Chronic Disease Management & Counseling

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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is delivered though a collaboration of interdisciplinary teams including nurses, physicians, therapists and the clients. The program focuses on education and implementation of evidence based knowledge and practices. It offers older adults with chronic health problems the opportunity to build skills and share experiences on a number of topics:

  • Problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition, and
  • How to identify and avoid barriers and use the resources in the community