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How VHAN’s Care Management Team Prevents Caregiver Burnout

During a recent checkup call with a 75-year-old male patient with a history of stroke, a VHAN RN Care Navigator talked to the patient’s wife, who spoke of feeling stressed and overwhelmed. After working full-time and serving for some time as the primary income provider, she was exhibiting classic signs of caregiver burnout—exhaustion combined with feelings of hopelessness and isolation. Read the full article to learn more about how VHAN’s Care Management team helped this caregiver navigate a difficult situation.

VHAN Social Work Team Connects Patients to Behavioral Health Support

For every 10 people who visit a doctor, it’s estimated that seven are seeking care for behavioral health-related reasons, such as depression, anxiety, diabetes management, weight loss or substance abuse. VHAN’s Care Management team facilitates collaborative care that is designed to bridge the gap between physical and mental health care, delivering the right kind of care where and when it is needed.

Recently, VHAN Social Workers were able to create a coordinated plan for psychiatric care, anger management and medication management while providing a patient with the support and encouragement he needed to take proactive steps to manage his physical and mental health.

VHAN Care Navigators Improve Patient’s Diabetes Management & Help Her Cope With Tragedy

VHAN’s Care Management team of registered nurses, Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), social workers, pharmacists and Care Navigators work together every day to address the physical, mental, spiritual and social needs of patients. Recently, the team applied multidisciplinary efforts to help a patient heal from a hospital stay while simultaneously recovering from a personal tragedy—a fire that took her home and most of her belongings. Read the full article to learn more about how VHAN can help patients manage their health through the most difficult times.

VHAN Care Management Patient Meets Care Navigator After Months of Support

VHAN’s Care Navigators help address the physical, mental, spiritual and social needs of patients. Watch a video to see the powerful story of how VHAN’s Care Management team helped Tina improve her mental health and better manage her physical symptoms.

Collaborative Care Management Helps Patients Manage Complex Conditions

The VHAN Care Management team serves as an important connection point between patients, providers and caregivers. This service is particularly helpful when patients are managing multiple complex conditions and additional barriers to care. Recently, several members of the care management team stepped in to help a VHAN patient who was struggling to stay out of the emergency department.

VHAN Care Navigators Offer Relief From Health Care Stressors

VHAN Care Management team members serve as advocates for patients in many aspects of their health care journey. A success story profiling Care Navigator Martha Merry, BS, RN, and a patient with cancer illustrates the team’s impact.

VHAN’s Behavioral Health Consult Line Helps Teenager Reconcile Medications

To support VHAN members and patients with behavioral health needs, VHAN offers a pediatric behavioral health consult line. Here’s a real-world example of how the consult line can change lives.

How VHAN Helps Patients Better Manage Diabetes

Diabetes and its associated complications such as dialysis and heart disease not only negatively impact patients’ lives, but they are also costly. Here’s a story of how a VHAN diabetes program helped one patient better manage her condition.

A VHAN Medication Management Success Story

In 2020, the VHAN Pharmacy Team worked with about 1,400 patients to optimize medications for chronic disease management, transitions of care and polypharmacy. Here’s one example of how VHAN pharmacy support helped one patient manage her complex medical conditions.

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