Medically Complex Illnesses Resources

Our resource center for medically complex illness and injuries offers a broad array of information related to a multitude of conditions, including: pulmonary care, wound treatment, bariatric care, lymphedema care, neuromuscular diseases, and more. In addition, many of these catastrophic injuries and illnesses require specialized equipment and care which is analyzed on many of these pages to offer you the best available options.

Our staff at HealthBridge are experts in the field and can support individuals and families through these challenges. Please browse the resource links below and connect with us at any time to learn more about our long-term post-acute care facilities.

ALS Association

The ALS Association provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

American Association for Respiratory Care

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) was founded to advance the science and practice of respiratory care and serve as an advocate for patients, families and the respiratory therapist.

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that provides easy-to-read information regarding cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment and therapy options. It is our mission to provide parents and caregivers with the most updated resources for CP and birth injuries, as well as to provide an online support system for individuals affected by this condition.

Medicare/Pulmonary Coverage

Medicare is a a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities. This page discusses costs and programs associated with pulmonary rehabilitation.

Medline Plus/Lymphedema

Medline Plus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. This page explores lymphedema symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Mesothelioma Hope

Mesothelioma Hope provides accurate and helpful directions for addressing mesothelioma symptoms, treatments and resources. Mesothelioma is a deadly and incurable cancer caused by inhaled asbestos fibers, usually developing in the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Mesothelioma Hope is dedicated to providing useful information to patients and families related to treatment and support.

Mesothelioma Overview is an advocacy and support group dedicated to providing all the latest in cancer research, treatment, and aid. The page provides fact-checked and physician approved information regarding this disease, how it affects the body and how it can be treated.

National Cancer Institute/Lymphedema

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) coordinates the United States National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. This page explores the connection between cancer, cancer treatment and lymphedema and provides information related to diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease(NIDDK) conducts and supports medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.
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