It is a work plan about your health and the diseases that you can have.
It is also a health work plan to prevent the possible pathologies or diseases that you might have or contract.
Improve your well-being and health, including all aspects of health care that could contribute to this improvement, both for you and your environment, in a very personal way.
All the studies seem to agree that in order to get good health care for the chronically ill -including the so-called “rare diseases” -they need a team of health workers or therapists (including social), prepared and proactive, who understand in great detail your personal circumstances, with the aim of orienting and guiding you as best as possible.
Learn from your team and trainer, what is the best approach to your illness, follow the guidelines, manage your mood or your social life as good as you can, adapting in the best way possible.
Help you to deal with complicated moments, help you to be motivated and learn to be more consistent, to follow some daily guidelines that contribute to what is called “adherence”, that is, to be personally involved in the solution.
First, a simple interview with your health professional or educator will help you build your plan, based on the information that is provided in our case in a safe environment.
This plan is shared with your healthcare professionals, who can participate online or communicate with our educators.
- Doctor’s directed medical treatment
- Smoking cessation
- Prevention of attacks, respiratory crises or adverse events
- Respiratory physiotherapy
- Physical exercise
- Psychological and social care
- Adequate feeding
We give you an example…
We give you an example, so you can see what a healthcare plan has meant for one of our patients, Ana G. from Madrid:
Ana has grade 3 COPD on the GOLD scale with 69 years. She has been diagnosed 3 years ago and has been prescribed medication treatment with 3 different inhalers. In addition, the doctor has advised her to do physical exercise and to lose weight, since she is overweight, which impacts her quality of life and can bring other health problems. Following the diagnosis, she was a little depressed.
Every day she feels more of a choking sensation when making minimal efforts, she even has difficulty doing basic daily activities, such as personal cleaning. She is afraid of going out on the street because of her feeling of suffocation and every day she is more socially isolated. Her doctor is considering the possibility of setting an oxygen therapy treatment if the situation does not improve. All this means that Ana does not comply with the prescribed treatment as she should, which worsens her state of health.
But Ana a while ago has joined HappyAir. Her assigned trainer a health professional specialized in respiratory care and digital health, after conducting a personal telephone interview, completing her digital health record and studying the latest medical reports submitted by the patient, has recommended a healthcare plan which both agree to follow in addition with the doctor’s guidelines.
To keep track of her progress every day, they will use the HappyAir Digital Platform.
Daily at the platform, Ana will record the most important aspects of her healthcare Plan. Her trainer will carry out a daily follow-up of the records and both will be able to communicate through the platform in a secure digital environment, besides, in addition, she will be able to communicate with any of her doctors or another health professional, with whom Ana wants to share information about their progress.
The professionals that treat her can observe or receive reports about her evolution, with Ana’s knowledge and in mutual agreement everyone can assets and recommend adjustment in the treatment when needed.
Her health care plan goes as follow:
- She was taught all the important aspects of the disease and all the clarifications about the pathology were made.
She also was taught about the correct measurement of her saturation levels in order to control its evolution as it was requested by her pulmonologist.
- Ana’s breathing is very superficial, especially when she makes physical activities, however minimal. So, Ana has received training in diaphragmatic breathing combined with pursed lip breathing and how to synchronize them with physical effort. She was taught to do her daily activities with lower energy consumption.
- The trainer has taught her to do some breathing exercises that will help her clean her lungs of secretions.
- Ana is a very sedentary person and is not used to exercising, she would like to do it without having to leave the house, she lives in a second floor without an elevator. He has access to a stationary bike, so for starting she is guided to make short exercise sessions to get used to it.
- Ana starts with 15 minutes of training. The first 5 minutes will be without resistance at a slow pace to warm up, then it will do 5 minutes at moderate intensity to one of resistance and the last 5 minutes will be back to calm at lower intensity. Each week will try to increase 1 minute of exercise at moderate intensity.
- Ana and her family can see how she is progressing directly and consult the trainer when needed on the platform in a safe place.
- In addition, a chronogram of strength exercise is sent to Ana to strengthen arms with low resistance elastic bands.
Due to Ana’s depress condition, if she wishes, she is scheduled to a session with a psychologist, to make an evaluation about it. She is prescribed to perform a series of telephone sessions to work on this aspect and learn to manage the emotions generated by the disease.
- Ana lives in a rural area with transportation difficulties. But this service offers her a trusted communication channel in order to have a guided and personal learning experience. She is connected to her doctors, and when she goes to a consult, she has all the information on her smartphone or tablet so she can talk with her doctor about her case with specific details.
The short-term objectives that Ana must work on are:
- Increase her self-esteem and mood.
- Facilitate the completion of her daily activities.
- Improve her tolerance to effort and increase the duration of exercise sessions.
- Learn the most important aspects of the activity.
In the medium term:
- Improve your fitness to make it easier to leave home.
- Perform outdoor physical exercise.
Empower Ana so that she can understand much better what are the things that work best for herself and live her life better, happier, less worried and with confidence. Improving the quality of the information she shares with her doctor(s).