Chronic Disease Management

chronicChronic Diseases such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Hypertension, Lung disease etc can limit the person’s ability to perform important daily activities, thereby making life difficult to manage for millions of old adult people and often forcing them to give up their independence.

Nearly 75% of the elderly population in UAE have at least one chronic disease or the other. Management of chronic diseases require new strategies to delay health deterioration, improve function, and address the problems that people confront in their day-to-day lives.

At Health Serve, our clinical team along with the treating physicians, make customized programs for the patients (onsite and online) that enable individuals with chronic diseases to manage their own care and improve their quality of life along with their clinical treatment.

Interactive health education sessions with the patients and families focus on problems that are common to individuals dealing with any chronic disease. Some of the topics include medication management, pain management, nutrition, exercise, psychological support and communicating with doctors.

Health Serve Chronic Disease Management Programs:

  • Helps people with diverse medical diagnoses such as diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension develop skills and coping strategies to manage their symptoms.
  • Employs action planning, interactive learning, behavior modeling, problem-solving, decision­ making, and social support for change.
  • Has disease-specific variants for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic pain, cancer survivors, and arthritis etc.

Health Serve Chronic Disease Management Programs Benefits:

  • Improved self-reported health.
  • Improved health status in atleast six indicators: fatigue, shortness of breath, depression, pain, stress, and sleep problems.
  • Improved health-related quality of life, unhealthy physical days, and unhealthy mental days.
  • Improved communication with doctors, medication compliance, and health literacy.

Diabetes is one of the leading cause of death all over the world, Health Serve Home Health Care aims to provide a diabetes management program which includes proper regimen and Education to support our patients in their own home.

Our Services which includes the following:

  • Assess patient’s medical history, for care plan management
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes
  • Assess and Monitor Patients vital parameters
    • Blood Glucose Level
    • Weight
    • Blood Pressure
  • Administering oral or insulin medication
  • Health Teaching
    • Life style management (exercise etc.)
    • Foot care
    • Personal Hygiene
  • Nutrition Plan (Diet and Counseling)

Nine out Ten people in United Arab Emirates is at risk of having cardiovascular diseases due to its lifestyle. Heart Disease and Stoke is one cause of death here in United Arab Emirates and Around the World.

Care Plan for Cardiovascular Diseases: (Cardio Vascular Accident, Angina, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke etc.)

  • Eliminates complication
  • Fall & Risk Management
  • Promoting health/physical function by providing physical therapy
  • Patients Coping Mechanism
  • Providing Nutritional Plan
  • Health Teaching (patient & family)

Nurse Action Plan:

  • Assisting patients in activities of daily living (personal hygiene such as bathing, grooming, dressing, oral care, skin care); urine & bowel elimination.
  • Assisting and administering patient’s oral/iv medications
  • Taking and Monitoring vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, blood glucose, pulse rate, heart rate, pain level)
  • Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (by the use of assistive device and aids); range of motion
  • Assisting patients in ambulation (walking, bed transfers etc.)
  • Assisting patients in engaging to physical, emotional and mental exercises.
  • Accompanies patient in medical appointment and check-ups.

Pain is a subjective experience and must be described by the client in order to plan effective treatment, which includes elimination of pain that precipitate or increase the pain experience of the patients:

Nursing Care Plan for Pain Management: Palliative Care

  • Assess the level of pain
  • Assess Patients emotional state such as restlessness, anxiety & fear
  • Assess patient physical state anorexia (loss of appetite), nausea & vomiting, Assess patient mental state (depression, delirium)
  • Elimination (urine & bowel movement) in relation to diarrhea and constipation

Nursing Action Plan:

  • Providing Pharmacologic and Non Pharmacologic Medication Techniques
    • Oral/IV Medications
    • Non-Pharmacologic which includes: relaxation, music therapy, massage etc.
  • Taking and monitoring vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, blood glucose, pulse rate, heart rate, pain level)
  • Wound Care Management (dressing & changing)
  • Assisting in patient in ambulation to prevent the risk of fall and injuries
  • Providing health update to the physicians.
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