CORNER CHRONICLE – In addition to the home services currently offered, an innovative health point was born in Margarita, in the province of Cuneo, in the F.lli Giubergia residence where the general practitioner clinics in the area are located and the health clinic for the management of chronic pathologies.
The active role is that of the family and community nurse who deals with continuous monitoring, therapeutic education and lifestyle and the integration of the necessary interventions on a case-by-case basis.
In chronic diseases, the person becomes the active protagonist of the care processes and, with the support of qualified health personnel, it is possible to help the patient and his family members to acquire skills and confidence. in the management of the disease itself. Access to the clinic is subject to the request of the general practitioner and to the reservation to be made according to the defined methods. Clinics are scheduled to open for Saturday April 30, at 10 a.m., in the premises of the Rsa F.lli Giubergia structure.
The new models of care that are proposed at national and regional level are increasingly converging towards the objective of gradually developing a model of territorial organization of health care in which the hospital can no longer be the central point of reference for the system and the only alternate place to provide social services.
Then, the basic response of the health system is moved to a level closer to the citizen and the local community, with the possibility of accessing it throughout the day and, from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, the range of answers is widened. first-level health care, within the framework of predefined diagnostic-therapeutic pathways, based on the interrelationship between local medicine and specialized medicine;
It is estimated that one in four older people is affected by one or more chronic diseases, the “new epidemics”, which cause more than 50% of frequent hospitalizations each year and absorb around 80% of health expenditure. To reduce access to emergencies, inappropriate hospitalizations and improve quality of life, a paradigm shift in care is needed. The territory and the home are the privileged places of care, while hospitals are responsible for emergencies and high specialization.
Chronic diseases concern all age groups, but special attention must be paid to the frail and elderly. The integration between general practitioners, pediatricians of free choice, medical specialists, home nurses and community family nurses is fundamental for these aspects.