Life Transitions Services
Life Transitions' staff are skilled at improving the lives of patients with a variety of diagnoses. While conditions like heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are most prevalent, our medical professionals can also help patients dealing with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, symptoms related to cancer, struggles with re-hospitalizations, and a number of other acute medical issues. If you have questions or would like to arrange for a consultation, simply reach out to us at 828-464-9459.
After consulting with your primary doctor, a Life Transitions physician or nurse practitioner provides treatment and services that fit your own health considerations. Based on your individual symptoms and goals, the Life Transitions team designs a specialized plan of care. This support often means fewer trips to the hospital and better quality of life.
For the convenience of our patients, Life Transitions offers palliative medicine clinics staffed by medical professionals at various locations in our service area. To make an appointment at one of the clinics, please call 828-464-9459.
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure does not mean the heart has stopped working. It means that the heart's pumping power is weaker than normal. With heart failure, blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate. Over 6 million Americans have some form of congestive heart failure, and it’s the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 65. A Life Transitions nurse practitioner or physician can create a plan of specialized care with your primary doctor's input and then provide treatments at home, reducing unnecessary trips to the hospital. Based on your symptoms and goals for care, a schedule of visits will be designed specifically for you.
The Life Transitions staff will also share helpful and valuable information about:
- Fluid and salt intake
- Medication management
- Weight control
- Physical activity
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. Typically, it's caused by damage that takes place over many years and is often caused by smoking. While you can't undo the impact to your lungs, you can take steps to prevent more damage and to feel better. A Life Transitions nurse practitioner provides treatment and services at home based on your symptoms and goals for care. This support often means fewer trips to the hospital due to unforeseen issues.
The Life Transitions staff will also offer useful tips and information about:
- Breathing techniques
- Nutrition and diet tips to support good health
- Medications that can ease your symptoms
- At-home comfort and safety