When we think of chronic care management, we often think of diagnosis such as COPD, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure however one often overlooked diagnosis includes muscular dystrophy. Patients who suffer from muscular dystrophy often experience complications such as respiratory depression. Often this leads to the patient having to have a trach tube inserted and reliant on a ventilator for breathing. This often leads to anxiety especially when management of the condition requires leaving the home and going to doctor’s office visits.
With American VirtualCare, we have found we can eliminate this anxiety and visit the patient in their home to manage their other chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. Prescription refills can be made and any adjustments to medications can be performed. This reduces some of the caregiver strain and reduces the anxiety felt by the patient thus providing a higher quality of life for both.