How Solvera Health Helps Manage Chronic Health Conditions
by Robin Henry, RN — Chief Population Health Officer
Did you know that 60% of adults in the United States have a chronic health condition? And approximately 40% of adults of all ages have two or more chronic conditions. The numbers are even higher among those who are age 65 or older. Fortunately, with the proper support, you can reduce the negative impact of chronic disease on your health and make improvements in your quality of life.
Let’s define what a chronic disease is and then explore what chronic care management (CCM) options are available to you. First, a chronic disease is one with symptoms that last (or are expected to last) for at least three months. These conditions typically can’t be completely cured with medication, and they don’t just disappear.
Chronic disease becomes more prevalent as we grow older. Some of the most common conditions include:
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
Caring for Your Chronic Conditions, Together
We are committed to supporting a healthy population in the communities we serve, including a focus on meeting the needs of seniors. Many individuals with chronic conditions aren’t aware of all the services they’re entitled to receive as Medicare beneficiaries. It’s our goal to make sure that you’re taking advantage of the resources you qualify for.
Chronic care management is care coordination provided in addition to regular office visits and is available to Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions. CCM services from Solvera Health …
- provide better coordination for your care among a variety of healthcare providers,
- reduce the risk of emergency room visits,
- help you stay on track with your healthcare goals and
- improve the quality of your day-to-day life.
The Solvera Health CCM programs focus on self-management of chronic diseases and are offered at all three of our office locations. The support we provide is a convenient combination of in-office appointments, tele-heath visits and phone calls.
Everyone on our team embraces each patient as a whole person and we start each interaction by listening to you. Our program is fully covered by your Medicare Advantage (MA) or Part B and Supplement combination benefits. Here’s how we help you meet your goals and manage your chronic condition.
- We’ll Help You Enroll in the Program: Your provider will recommend the program and your Care Coach will work with you to get enrolled.
- You’ll Get Monthly Phone Appointments: Your Solvera Health Care Coach will schedule these with you.
- We’ll Help Coordinate Specialty Care: This helps ensure there is coordination of care across all providers.
- We Can Remotely Monitor Your Vital Signs: This is an optional enrollment opportunity you can discuss with your Care Coach.
- We Can Provide Community Resource and Health Education Support: This could include transportation, home health, personal home care needs, Meals on Wheels or other services.
Ask yourself: Do I want to live my best life? Are my symptoms disrupting my days or my family’s activities? Are there health goals I’d like to meet? Would it be helpful to have a partner help me manage my chronic condition? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, please reach out to our team.
We’re ready to help! Simply call your nearest Solvera Health office or click here to request an appointment online. We can discuss the services available with your Medicare coverage or discuss other ways we can proactively help you achieve your optimum health.