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What is chronic care?

Chronic Care Coordinators serves a diverse and highly complex patient population. The Chronic Care Team addresses pre-existing or long-term illness, as opposed to acute care, which is concerned with short term or severe illness of brief duration.

Chronic medical conditions include asthma, diabetes, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, congestive heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver, hypertension and depression. Without effective treatment chronic conditions may lead to disability. The incidence of chronic disease has increased as mortality rates have decreased. It is estimated that by 2030 half of the population of the USA will have one or more chronic conditions. Conditions, injuries, and diseases which were previously fatal can now be treated with chronic care coordination. Chronic care aims to maintain wellness by keeping symptoms in remission while balancing treatment regimens and quality of life. Many of the core functions of primary health care are central to chronic care. Chronic care is complex in nature because it may extend over a prolonged period, requires input from a diverse set of health professionals, various medications and possibly monitoring equipment.

Please ask our Practitioners if you qualify for this type of service and care.