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HCHN will work to establish preventive services for those at risk of developing chronic diseases and to provide interventions for those already living with a chronic disease, so they can better manage their illness, avoid complications and prolong life.

 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.

 

 

For more information contact HCHN @ 315-867-1552 or ahutchinson@herkimercounty.org.

 

Long Term Care Screening Tool
It can be difficult to see your parent or other loved ones age. This screening tool will help you to create an objective inventory of your loved one’s strengths and weaknesses.  This objective listing will help you to provide an accurate list of your loved one’s needs.

 

Long Term Care Screening Tool

 

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About HealthNet

The HCHN has been in existence since 1990. Its membership has continuously expanded and has served as an effective forum for Herkimer County providers to identify, discuss, and resolve health and social service issues and concerns. As a direct result of grants by the New York State Department of Health: Office of Rural Health, the Network significantly increased levels of coordination and collaboration among health and social service providers.


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