Bike MS: New York City 2013
Dianna Fiore Radoslovich
HOW YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
(Some Examples of How Your Donations Are Used)
* Case Managers can educate patients with regard to symptom management, relapse prevention, and the importance of treatment adherence.2 Case managers also play an essential role as health care coordinators, ensuring that patients receive the comprehensive, multidisciplinary care that is required to improve outcomes. The case manager can help develop an individualized plan of care in which symptom management, social support, and containment of costs are all addressed.2 As patient advocates, case managers can assist patients in getting the appropriate treatments to help improve their quality of life and reduce costs for all stakeholders.
The increased complexity in the management of care for MS patients, in addition to barriers of treatment adherence, makes it necessary for the case manager to be interactively involved in all aspects of patient care. Case managers play a crucial role in improving patient outcomes by integrating the multidisciplinary team and promoting evidence-based decision making that incorporates the patient’s needs and wishes.
*Respite Care is a program designed to improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers. The program provides short-term non-medicated home health care services for individuals with multiple sclerosis who require care and/or supervision. The primary goal of our Respite Care Program is to allow the caregiver a break from daily responsibilities.