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“CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT” PROGRAM

WHAT Program for seniors and others to manage a range of different chronic health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease and more.
WHYTo provide support and a range of tools to manage chronic conditions and pain from coping skills to communication with loved ones and more.
WHEREDepartment of Health Services. Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources.
Based on research from the School of Medicine - Stanford University.
Across the USA at participating facilities.


Program Description

The "Chronic Disease Self-Management" Program is held once a week, for six weeks, in senior centers, churches, libraries, and hospitals.

Chronic disease workshops are facilitated by trained leaders and non-health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves.

Subjects covered include:

-Techniques to deal with chronic health problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
-Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals about chronic conditions
-Appropriate exercise for maintaining health and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
-Appropriate use of medications for chronic disease
-Proper nutrition
-How to evaluate new treatments


Each participant in the "Chronic Disease Self-Management" Program receives a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and an audio relaxation tape, "Time for Healing."

Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the seniors and others confidence in the ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

The "Chronic Disease Self-Management" Program also goes by the name “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” in Wisconsin

A list of chronic diseases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may include:

    ADHD
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Autism
    Avian Influenza
    Birth Defects
    Cancer
    Chlamydia
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Diabetes
    Epilepsy
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Flu (Influenza)
    Genital Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus)
    Giardiasis
    Gonorrhea
    Heart Disease
    Hepatitis
    HIV/AIDS
    HPV (Human papillomavirus)
    Meningitis
    MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    Obesity
    Salmonella
    Scabies
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Stroke
    Trichomonas Infection (Trichomoniasis)
    Tuberculosis (TB)
    Water-related Diseases

source:gwaar.org,cdc.gov


Find out more about the “Chronic Disease Self-Management” Program

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