Nightingale’s Nursing Supervisors are highly trained, experienced nurses who specialized in chronic disease management.
What is chronic disease management?
- An integrated care approach to managing illness which includes screenings, check-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and patient education. It can improve your quality of life while reducing your health care costs if you have a chronic disease by preventing or minimizing the effects of a disease.
Why is it so important?
How do Nightingale’s Nursing Supervisors assist with this?
A 2017 survey from Kelton and West Healthcare showed that 80 percent of patients know they must improve their chronic care self-management, but require a provider’s help to do so.
- Check medications to ensure they are being taken properly
- Design custom exercise programs to improve physical health
- Assist with diet planning and teaching
- Assist with preventing (re)hospitalizations
- Education on the disease(s) to assist with base understanding
- Training of staff to recognize the signs and symptoms of exacerbation of chronic disease to stop worsening of symptoms
- Assist with planning and implementation of proactive measures to counter act adverse effects of chronic diseases
- Ongoing education to client, family and staff to changes in management of chronic diseases.
What is the cost?
What else do nursing supervisors do?
- Home safety checks to include fall prevention
- Disaster preparedness and planning
- Healthiest home assessments and recommendations
- Observation of care to ensure all tasks are being performed with the maximum benefit
- Assessments to verify that the plan of care and treatment are being followed and are custom tailored to the client’s individual needs
- Communication with doctors’ offices
- Communication with physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Routine reporting to out of state family with approval from the client
- Hospital follow up visits to further enhance prevention of rehospitalization and ensure care is tailored to the client’s potential new needs.
- CPR training for staff