If you are a chronic patient or a family member of a chronic patient, you are probably familiar with the daily effort required to keep a finger on the pulse in order to manage the disease treatment routine – scheduling appointments, visiting the family doctor at the neighborhood clinic, managing medication inventory at home and maintaining their intake routine, Reading the results of the tests and understanding them, making appointments for medical specialists, managing the contact with welfare factors, social security, and more. Each case on its own, each patient on his own, but the bureaucratic entanglement can impair the quality of care and often the quality of life as well.
It’s time to change reality and make it easier to manage care – and that’s why we’re here.
The digital learning center that we have established for patients and their families provides tools for managing the self-care of the disease and helps the patient and family members in dealing with the various bodies. Sometimes all it takes is to understand the processes, to know how to ask the right questions, to identify the challenges – and suddenly the road is bright and clear.
Many studies have shown that the more the patient and his family members know and are more skilled at managing the treatment independently – the better the results of the treatment are. It is said that “knowledge is power”, and indeed sometimes knowledge is what makes the most significant difference and provides an improved quality of life to chronic patients and their families.
Our online campus includes a library of lessons that encompasses a variety of areas – optimal navigation in the health system, tools for conducting a conversation with a caregiver, tools for responding to treatment and adhering to it, and tools for dealing with the therapeutic burden. The tools are based on the WCC (Wellness in Chronic Care) theory – an integrative intervention model, which combines three approaches: the family medical approach, the coaching approach and the approach developed by the wellness community.
The model focuses on identifying the positive dimensions in a person’s life – strengths, capacities, and skills, and using them for more effective conduct in life. This model allows introspection on the one hand and setting goals and activities aimed at achieving them on the other. The uniqueness of the model lies in its ability to provide the patient and his family with tools and options for self-management in the shadow of the disease. The model also provides a clear and structured way for the professional to work with the patient and his family.
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