Disease Management

Residential Clinical Services takes a coordinated approach to managing the overall health status for patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The Disease Management at Home program is designed to improve a patient’s health, quality of life, outcomes and contain healthcare costs.

Advantages of Disease Management

  • Improving the quality of care & life
  • Educating the patient in self-care management
  • Partnering with physicians to promote disease prevention and pro-active care
  • Coordinating with partners in the medical community
  • Measuring clinical results to improve health and quality of life
  • Reducing emergent and short term care hospitalization rates
  • Recognizing early warning signs and symptoms to prevent exacerbations
  • Making transition for patients from facility to their home setting much easier
  • Clinical feedback conclusions
  • Patient exercise guidelines

Heart at Home

The RCS cardiac disease management approach enables us to deliver professional personal care of the highest quality for our patients and reducing patient need for urgent or emergency care. This approach highlights patient education, proper nutrition, early warning signs, personal management, exercise and prevention of long-term complications. Our treatment plan promote a healthy lifestyle, while reducing complications associated with chronic cardiovascular disorders.

Diagnoses treated include:

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • S/P CABG
  • S/P Transport
  • Diabetes at Home

RCS care staff will assess, monitor and educate patients and caregivers in regards to management of Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus. We have a focus on patient and caregiver education on self-management, basic survival skills and complications associated with diabetes. Our approach to Diabetes management is based upon national standards supported by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Our strategy helps patients understand the importance of controlling blood glucose levels and the prevention of long term complications.

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