…contribute to poorly controlled chronic diseases, lack of appropriate follow-up and missed MD visits. The also contribute to increased avoidable re-hospitalizations/emergency room visits, miscommunication and confusion. Many patients ultimately feel disappointed and discouraged.
At Tender Care Home Health, we have been developing the right formula to care for our patients. For the last few years, we’ve been working on and implementing a home based chronic disease care program that is patient centered and focused on positive patient outcomes. With strong clinical teams, a constant regiment of positive reinforcement, professional development, and leadership, we are on a mission to maintain the highest standards in nursing care for our patients. Through hard work and dedication we have earned high accolades and recognitions from our patients, family members and our peers. I am indeed proud to say we are striving to be the region’s most advanced person-centered home health agency; all in pursuit of excellence for those we are privileged to serve.
—Ann Rodriguez-McConnell, R.N.
Excellent Home Health Services for El Paso and Las Cruces
Tender Care Home Health is guided by a tradition of personal, clinical and technological excellence. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality home-based patient care with compassion and respect for each Person. We are caring professionals making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, our community, and our referral sources.
To lead the home health industry through excellent PATIENT-CENTERED care at home.
”We believe that good healthcare starts with a trusting relationship that is patient-centered. We believe it starts with us having a heart...A Tender and Caring Heart.”
-Ann Rodriguez-McConnell, R.N. / CEO
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PREFERRED HEALTH PARTNERS IN CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT at home
We are making a difference in healthcare’s ever-changing landscape by leading the way in chronic disease management. Our PATIENT-CENTERED care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and COPD has contributed to a dramatic reduction in hospitalization rates. According to Medicare.gov, our hospitalization rates have dropped from 40% in 2010 to 25 % in 2012. Our approach encompasses a unique approach to understanding our patient’s needs, building a trusting relationship with our patients and guiding them to achieve their goals. Our appraoch is supported by a proactive team that implements high quality clinical and chronic disease care to the meet the needs of each patient. Our efforts produce measurable and remarkable results.
CHRONIC DISEASE NEWS
Even if diabetes hasn’t affected you personally, here are a few simple things you can do this month to show the diabetes community you care:
What you can do:
1. Educate Yourself. Visit www.diabetes.org to learn everything you need to know about this widespread condition.
2. Pop quiz. Take this quick test by Stop Diabetes to determine your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, and then learn what you can do to prevent it.
3. Take the pledge. Give thirty seconds of your time to take the American Diabetes Month pledge on Facebook, and encourage your friends to do the same.
4. Spread the word. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join the fight against diabetes through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or send this already-drafted email to all the contacts in your network.
5. Arm your loved ones. If you do know someone who is living with diabetes, encourage them to download our FREE Diabetes Emergency Kit and to wear a medical ID bracelet –Lauren’s Hope have lots of great styles to choose from, and they make great gifts, too!
Support the El Paso Diabetes Association or visit them at http://ivmv.net/
What is Chronic Disease?
Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. Chronic illness affects the population worldwide. As described by the Centers for Disease Control, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. It accounts for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is 1.7 million each year. Data from the World Health Organization show that chronic disease is also the major cause of premature death around the world even in places where infectious disease are rampant. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable and most can be effectively controlled.
Read more: The Center for Managing Chronic Disease http://cmcd.sph.umich.edu/what-is-chronic-disease.html
The Challenges of Chronic Disease
Every day, millions of people with chronic conditions struggle to manage their symptoms.
•91% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 73% have at least two.
Read more: The National Council on Aging at http://www.ncoa.org/press-room/fact-sheets/chronic-disease.html