Milford Wellness Village offers WeCare Program

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WeCare offers programs designed to help people deal with chronic diseases (Photo courtesy of Beth MacDonald Unsplash Media)

Milford Wellness Village recently announced the launch of a new website for their WeCare program. It is a personal health nursing program, and the website is designed to promote wellness as well as improve access to Chronic Disease Self Management in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Health.

“Our program is designed to equip participants with a comprehensive set of skills and techniques to manage chronic diseases and improve their overall well-being,” Lon Keiffer, Executive Director of Milford Wellness Village, said. “We offer virtual classes and can provide laptops, Wi-Fi connection and technical support.”

The WeCare program helps people navigate through their medical needs. They offer assistance with nutrition and daily living activities with the goal of improving lives. The program is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) which allows the program to be offered at no cost. Seniors can remain safe and healthy in their homes using self-management programs while also getting the tools designed to help them make better healthcare decisions. The programs also offer some socialization for those who may live alone, helping them develop personalized relationships.

“I’m glad to be part of this, I call it family, of healthcare members,” Kemi Sanni, Care Coordinator at WeCare, said. “Because when a patient comes here, like when they go to LaRed, they can stay in one place to do all of their shopping, everything is accessible to them. So, if they want to do their labs, if they want to enroll in WeCare, LaRed just has to call us, so everything is just like centralized.”

The new website describes some of the programs offered by WeCare, including techniques to handle common challenges like fatigue, poor sleep and feelings of isolation. Fitness is another topic covered by WeCare with experts providing exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance. There is also information provided on the proper use of medications and how to effectively communicate with family and friends. Communication tips are also provided for discussions with healthcare providers. Nutrition, techniques to pace activities and evaluation of new treatments are also included.

“Another thing we teach is self-care,” Keiffer said. “People need self-care when they are caring for others. WE will teach you how to prioritize your own needs and well-being while caring for a loved one with a chronic illness.”

The new website can be accessed at Clicking on Programs at the top of the home page, it is possible to access either the self-service registration section or there is a WeCare Assisted Registration for those who may need help registering for the programs. For more information, contact them via email at [email protected] or call 302-459-3900.

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