Diabetes Case Management offers outreach, assessment, planning, service coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and advocacy to the multiple changing needs of Peninsula Health District clinical services patients and their families. The goal of diabetes case management is to improve quality of care and life.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program teaches lay leaders to conduct workshops in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. The program, developed by Stanford University, is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves. People with different chronic health problems attend together. It teaches the skills necessary for the day-to-day management of chronic diseases. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services requires an evaluation of medical, nursing, developmental, psychological and social needs of individuals believed to be in need of or at risk of nursing facility admission if the individual is seeking Medicaid funding. A public health nurse from the local health department and a social worker from the local department of social services visit the patient at home to assess if the person is in need of nursing facility care. This information is used to determine whether an individual meets criteria for Medicaid funded nursing facility services or community based care. A Medicaid application must be filed with the local department of social services where the person resides in Virginia and the individual must be deemed Medicaid eligible to receive services.
This program also evaluates individuals seeking Medicaid Waivers for:
Call (757) 594-7426 for more information.