Health Information Week: Chronic Illness

Cassie Crane, our Medical Home Coordinator, is here to help coordinate care and resources for our patients with chronic illness or other medical complexities!

What is Medical Home?

A Medical Home is a team-based healthcare delivery system for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes the ideal Medical Home as one that provides “accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally-effective care.”

What can the Medical Home Coordinator do for children with chronic illnesses?

  1. Coordinate care with specialists
  2. Order supplies and services through home health agencies
  3. Provide social resources (transition planning, disability waiver information, Social Security, etc.)
  4. Provide community resources (therapy, support groups, local programs, Early Intervention, etc.)
  5. Give support and additional information about your child’s specific diagnosis
  6. Offer assistance with financial resources (navigating insurance, assistance programs, disability funds, etc.)
  7. Provide educational support (504/IEP letters, coordination with school services, special education, accommodation information, etc.)

Contact our Medical Home Coordinator, Cassie Crane, if you need help managing care or finding resources for your child with chronic illness or other special healthcare needs: 801-565-1162 ext. 1315

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