Managing a serious disease and relief from its symptoms can make all the difference in the quality of your life and in the lives or your loved ones. Our certified Nurse Practitioners can help you along the way.
Advanced Disease Management allows for optimization of symptom control in patients experiencing chronic or terminal medical conditions. This approach encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual care of each patient.
Heartland’s Advanced Disease management team provides consultation services designed to minimize the impact of a patient’s chronic disease state through:
The Advanced Disease Management (ADM) program works in collaboration with your physicians to promote your comfort and well-being. A nurse practitioner from Heartland Care Partners' ADM program will visit you in your place of residence to offer expertise in relieving these and other problems related to your disease:
Treatment plans for an advanced or chronic disease often require different perspectives from different medical disciplines. At times, these treatment plans can be complicated and even overwhelming. Our nurse practitioners can help coordinate your treatment, including pain management, emotional health, goal planning and communication.
“Thank you for your support of our client’s daughter. Your calming presence helped her. Thanks for all you do.”
Mary Dubois, LISW-CP, MHA, CCM Palliative Care Social Worker Medical University of South Carolina
Heartland Care Partners is uniquely positioned to provide Advanced Disease Management at convenient locations across the country in any number of Heartland ManorCare facilities, or in some cases, at home. The services are administered by nurse practitioners at skilled nursing centers, assisted living centers, memory care communities and at home, and can follow you from one setting to the next across the continuum of care.
Heartland Care Partners began in 2011 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Since that time, we have expanded into 24 markets throughout the nation. The program has been so well received, it is expanding rapidly to serve the needs of our patient population.
*As of Q1 2017
Bay City, MI
Detroit Suburbs, MI
Ft Lauderdale/Boca Raton, FL
Greater Chicago, IL
Green Bay, WI
Myrtle Beach, SC
Oklahoma City, OK
West Deptford, NJ
We not only help you cope with the day-to-day implications of your disease, we have the multidisciplinary expertise to help understand often complex treatment options, and navigate them successfully.
Your Care Team will consist of yourself, your family, a nurse practitioner and your physician—all focused on education, pain and symptom management, complex health care options, advanced care planning, and coordination of care across the continuum. From time to time your team may included your pharmacist, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, spiritual care counselors and therapists, as needed.
When you're facing an advanced disease, you and your family will be faced with a number of critical decisions that will determine the course of your treatment, but you will not do so alone. Your care team will help you understand treatment options.
An advanced disease also affects family members who often find themselves unprepared for their roles as caregivers, and unfamiliar with the effects of the disease. It’s imperative that family members understand treatment options and have a voice in patient care.
Your physician wants what is best for your health; this often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Your doctor will be an important part of your care team and is always a part of the critical decision-making process.
Nurse Practitioners coordinate care for patients with advanced diseases in collaboration with the medical director, attending physician, specialists and nonphysical providers to effectively meet your medical, psychological and spiritual needs.
"I am passionate about providing quality care to all. My goal is to deliver compassion, support and education to patients and their families in a holistic manner through Heartland’s Advanced Disease Management program."
“Soy más que entusiasmada de aportar su experiencia y comenzar a colaborar con el Equipo de Tratamiento de Enfermedades Avanzadas para ofrecer atención excepcional a los pacientes y a sus familias.”
“I believe that chronic illness has an effect on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual. You cannot treat one aspect without treating the other.”
Heartland Advanced Disease Management provides education to patients and families on preventing and controlling symptoms, information about understanding indications and implications of disease-specific strategies and recognition of the psychosocial needs of patients with chronic disease.
Examples of the types of patients we serve are highlighted in the stories below.