Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

As you get older, your body undergoes many changes that increase your risk of developing a chronic disease. These long-term health issues require ongoing medical care and support to monitor symptoms and prevent complications. To help their patients manage their health, the team at Lightyear Health in San Diego, California, offers chronic disease management. The concierge practice specializes in providing comprehensive care for older adults in assisted-living communities in San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, and Riverside, California.

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Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

Generally speaking, a chronic disease is a health condition that lasts a year or more. Chronic diseases affect physical, emotional, and mental well-being. They may also interfere with activities of daily living and lead to disability.

Patients with a chronic disease need ongoing medical care to monitor symptoms and treatment and prevent more serious health complications.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is one of the many services provided by the team at Lightyear Health. The multi-specialty practice provides care specifically for older adults in assisted-living communities.

Millions of older adults struggle to maintain independence and quality of life because of the adverse effects their chronic disease has on their physical and mental well-being.

With chronic disease management, the Lightyear Health team provides ongoing care and monitoring to help you maintain good health. They also offer care coordination to ensure you get any additional services and treatments needed for your chronic disease.

What conditions benefit from chronic disease management?

Lightyear Health is a multi-specialty primary care practice. The team includes physicians that specialize in primary care, geriatric psychiatry, behavioral health, pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The conditions that benefit from chronic disease management from the Lightyear Health team include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Dementia
  • Neuropathy
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Chronic diseases increase your risk of developing a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. Lightyear Health also offers behavioral health and wellness services to screen and treat these conditions.

What can I expect from chronic disease management?

You can expect comprehensive and patient-focused chronic disease management from the team at Lightyear Health. They take a holistic approach to care, focusing on your whole-body health, not your disease.

After conducting a comprehensive evaluation, your provider creates your customized treatment plan. The concierge practice offers many patient-focused services and treatments, including remote monitoring.

The team uses remote monitoring to track glucose levels in people with diabetes and blood pressure reading in those with hypertension. Having access to this information allows them to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment plan and make adjustments as needed.

They also work closely with other health professionals and use interdisciplinary care plans and approaches for dementia, wellness, and exercise care.

Chronic disease management aims to improve quality of life. To learn more about the service, contact Lightyear Health today.