Living Well with Chronic Conditions

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions is also known as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).book image

Participants in the class will learn about:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Communication strategies for family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • Evaluating new treatments
  • Six-week program for 2.5 hours/week
  • Facilitate by 2 trained leaders (non-health professionals)
  • Hosted in a community setting
  • Provides skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health and keep active in their lives

After successfully completing Chronic Disease Self-Management Program:

  • Participants see improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations.
  • The spend fewer days in the hospital.
  • They have fewer outpatients visits and hospitalizations.
  • Cost savings ratio 1:4

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Juniper has a list of evidence-based classes and leader training throughout the state of Minnesota.

To find a Living Well with Chronic Conditions class nearest you, visit their website at www.yourjuniper.org and enter your zip code in the search field.

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