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Understanding your condition and the different options and resources available to you to will aid in your recovery or assist you in living your life to the fullest. Lifespan can provide that assistance.
Most people are familiar with acute illness. An acute illness comes on suddenly and often has an identifiable cause. Generally, it's treatable —often with a return to normal health. And usually you're not sick very long. Some examples of acute illness are appendicitis, ear infection and pneumonia.
On the other hand, a chronic illness often begins gradually and may have several causes. Rarely is a chronic illness cured. Usually it persists for an indefinite time (the word "chronic" comes from the Greek word chronos, meaning time). Diabetes, heart disease and arthritis are examples of chronic illness.
The staff at Lifespan include healthcare professionals with the experience and knowledge to help you understand all the options available for your care. Lifespan provides a “Total Home Care Solution” that includes everything from the latest in equipment to home care services that facilitate your recovery or optimal independence. At Lifespan we treat the whole person, taking into consideration emotional needs and the everyday assistance that can make everyday easier.