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New Help for Seniors with Chronic Health Problems

If you’re suffering from chronic health conditions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After all, you have a handful of medications to take every day, not to mention visits to doctors, specialists and even stays in the hospital.

But you don’t have to do it alone. THIPA has expanded its free Care Management program designed to help make life easier for seniors with chronic medical problems.

“We can help you organize your medications, assist in coordinating doctor’s visits, and even arrange for transportation on an ongoing basis,” says Carol Ecklund, the Director of Medical Management for THIPA.

The Care Management Team consists of three registered nurses as well as other medical professionals to assist THIPA seniors in need.

“We know your doctors, we know the community, we know the hospital and we know the resources that are available,” says Carol. “We work with you to create a plan of care that can help you heal at home safely and comfortably.”

This plan also includes care managers’ expertise to help you better monitor your illnesses.

“We can help you identify red flags with each of your conditions,” says Carol. “You’ll learn when to call the doctor or when to go to urgent care or when to go to the hospital.”

In addition to Complex Care Management, there’s a new Care Transition Program to help seniors get back on their feet after hospitalization.

“In the transition program we provide help to seniors over a shorter period of time,” says Carol. “The goal is to help them recover more quickly and effectively. In many cases, seniors can graduate and manage their own healthcare, in others they need to be moved into our ongoing program.”

If you have questions about caring for yourself or a THIPA senior suffering from complicated medical issues or are looking for resources, contact THIPA’s Care Management team. They’re here to help Monday thru Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm. Call 310-257-7250.

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