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Chronic Illness Management

Living with a chronic illness can be full of challenges, pain, and an overwhelming amount of information. It can be isolating and confusing... but it doesn't have to be. 

Chronic Illness Management Services

  • Assist in meeting practitioners' lifestyle recommendations

  • Assistance with living with health devices and DME (pacemaker, ICD, LVAD, holter monitor, glucose monitor, gastrostomy tube, CPAP/BIPAP, etc.)

  • Surgery/medical procedure support (planning, preparing, recovery support, etc.)

  • General wellness and weight loss; meal planning and preparing; implementing health specific dietary changes

  • Food, exercise, and symptom logging; tracking health data (vital signs, glucose level, LVAD function, etc.); organizing health documents

  • Medication-free relief (biopsychosocial approach, STEM/TENS, holistic remedies, etc.)

  • Clean living after hormonally impacted diagnoses (endometriosis, hormonal cancer, PCOS, etc.)

  • Stress management

  • Coping and moving forward with a health diagnosis

  • Healing and understanding medical trauma

  • Developing coping skills for anxiety and panic attacks

  • Health/life balance

  • Setting SMART goals

  • Messaging services in-between sessions

  • Encouragement, motivation and support!

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Chronic Illnesses:

Endometriosis

Heart Disease

PCOS 

Autoimmune Disorders

MCAS

IBS/IBD

EDS

COPD

Asthma

Cancer

High Cholesterol 

Obesity 

Diabetes

Cystic Fibrosis

Post Organ Transplant 

Migraines

Type I and II Diabetes

Kidney Disease 

Cyclic Neutropenia 

Chronic Infections 

Dysautonomia/ POTS

Interstistial Cystitis 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

and More!

LVAD Specialty

  • Assist and guide with daily and weekly logging- vital signs, device numbers, dressing changes, INR, symptom logging

  • Help lower BMI to qualify for transplant or bariatric surgery 

  • Heart Healthy Diets- meal planning, motivation, managing multiple practitioner recommended diets, recipes, pantry/fridge clean out, food labeling in home, grocery lists, navigating holidays and family lifestyles while eating differently 

  • Exercise- motivation, exercise planning, finding safe exercises to do with LVAD equipment, logging exercises, setting goals 

  • In person- checking and logging vital signs, checking and logging device numbers, organizing wound care/ medication/ devices and supplies, changing bandages when assistance is needed, medical records organization

  • Wound care, medication, medical devices and supply organization 

  • Mental health- processing medical trauma; developing and practicing coping skills for anxiety, depression, and PTSD; adjusting to a new lifestyle; processing grief from preLVAD version of self; preparing for next steps (transplant, additional surgeries or procedures); general counseling; SUPPORT; caregiver fatigue for family members

  • Customized daily health reminders (medication, exercises, bandages, logging, medication reminders) 

  • Tips and Tricks- different options for LVAD carriers, brainstorming and creating solutions for challenges that arise due to having an LVAD 

  • Setting goals 

  • Assist in finding services 

  • Medication free treatment (pain relief, nausea) - biopsychosocial approach, ice/ heat, homeopathic remedies 

  • Assist with management of comorbidities

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