Our Care Coordinators provide group and one-on-one patient education classes to help you understand your chronic disease including insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, how-to use an inhaler and appropriate health education models. They will work with you to develop self-management goals and provide you with the appropriate tools to ensure you meet your health goals. As part of your care team, Care Coordinators play a vital role in promoting health awareness and ensuring your health management needs are met.
The Care Coordinator team can also provide essential connections to external community resources for a variety of patients’ needs including: food, clothing and tutoring.
They also refer patients to classes and programs available through QueensCare Health Centers such as the e.n.e.r.g.y. and PADM programs and Smoking Cessation, Exercise and Nutrition and COPD classes.
QUEENSCARE HEALTH CENTERS’ EXERCISE CLASS
QueensCare Health Centers’ fundamental exercise program educates patients on how to practice a healthy lifestyle. Your Care Coordinator will demonstrate self-management tools to control chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol; explain food groups, portion sizes and how to prepare a healthy meal; and inform you about the signs and symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart attack and stroke. At the end of the two-week curriculum, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to self-manage your chronic illnesses and nutrition.