People With Chronic Illnesses

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    Individuals who have serious medical conditions that have persisted over a long period of time or are subject to frequent recurrences, are treatable but rarely cured completely and require persistent self-management behaviors. Chronic illnesses may be life-long in duration and/or progressive in nature; and many are marked by sudden flare-ups that can be caused by stress or other factors. Medicine and other treatments can often help people with chronic illness lead a normal life, although many require long-term care.

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    LifeWorks Erie - Chronic Disease Self-ManagementProvides Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) workshops throughout Erie, Crawford and Warren County. The CDSM workshops are an evidence based prevention and health promotion program that addresses common issues faced by people with chronic conditions. The program includes six weekly classes for 2.5 hours per week. The class sizes are small: 10-16 people. Content includes information on appropriate exercise, healthful eating, medications usage, improving communication with healthcare providers, problem solving skills, and more.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) provides primary and tailored health care and skilled nursing services for the home bound, chronically ill, and frail elderly Veteran population within Allegheny County The HBPC interdisciplinary team provides medical and psychiatric care, nurse case management, clinical social work services, rehabilitation services, dietician and pharmacy services. All interventions are designed to meet the Veterans' individual needs in order to allow them to remain in their homes and manage their chronic disease processes. Veterans who cannot safely live alone must have a caregiver who is willing and available to assist in their care. HBPC program provides:
    • Medication management,
    • Anticoagulation management,
    • Chronic disease management,
    • Oxygen safety evaluations,
    • Home safety evaluations,
    • Primary care,
    • Caregiver support,
    • Psychology services,
    • Physical therapy,
    • Occupational therapy evaluations for adaptive equipment,
    • Nutritional support.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Zachary's MissionProvides basic necessities, financial assistance, and programs that nurture emotional well-being for families of medically fragile children.WestmorelandZachary's MissionZachary's Mission

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