How a Care Team Can Help Make Your Health Goals Stick

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Deciding to prioritize your health is an essential step, especially as we grow older. For Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, taking care of our well-being becomes even more crucial. But sticking to health goals can sometimes feel like a challenging journey. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. Having a team by your side can make all the difference. In this article, we’ll explore how a dedicated care team can make it easier to stick to your health goals.

Motivation and Support

If your doctor has recommended certain lifestyle changes that can help improve your health, sticking to your new treatment plan day after day can start to feel overwhelming. That’s where having the full support of a team can keep you motivated to stay on track.

Having a care team is like having your own personal cheerleading squad. When people support you and keep you motivated, it becomes easier to stay on track with your health goals.

The ilumed care team is dedicated to supporting your health goals by helping you figure out where to start. They’ll work with you to make small changes first, like going for walks or swapping processed foods for more fruits and vegetables. Then, as you make new healthy habits, they can help you tackle more and more. Whether it’s managing chronic conditions, staying active or eating a balanced diet, our team is there to cheer you on.


Staying accountable to your health goals can be difficult when you’re on your own. It’s easy to skip a workout or indulge in an unhealthy snack when there’s no one holding you responsible. But with a team, you have built-in accountability partners.

Where most Medicare beneficiaries see their doctor only once a year for wellness checks, patients with ilumed see their doctor once a quarter. These visits include built-in accountability checks to make it easier to stay on track with health goals and stick to your treatment plans. Plus, ilumed’s case managers and social workers call to check in with patients over the phone once a week or more depending on their unique needs. They’ll track your progress and hold you accountable for the choices you make. This accountability ensures that you stay on the right path toward better health.

Expert guidance

Health can be a complex journey, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start or what’s best for you. That’s where having a team of experts comes in handy. ilumed’s care team includes a variety of healthcare professionals, such as:

  • Outreach managers to help schedule doctor’s appointments and transportation to and from your healthcare provider
  • Case/disease managers to help with at-home clinical needs like medications and treatments as well as lifestyle adjustments
  • Social workers who can connect you to community services that can help overcome social determinants of health like food insecurity, housing insecurity, financial strain, loneliness, social isolation and non-medical transportation

Whether you need help managing medications, understanding your treatment options or making lifestyle changes, your ilumed advocate is there to provide the knowledge and expertise you need. Having experts on your side can make the journey to better health much smoother.

Coordinated care

Another advantage of having a team is access to coordinated care. Health isn’t just about one aspect; it’s about your overall well-being. ilumed’s care team takes a holistic approach to your health, addressing all your needs.

Your ilumed advocate can help you with everything from scheduling your medical appointments to managing your medications. They can also assist with mental health support as well as ensuring that your emotional well-being is taken care of and that you have access to healthy foods and other things you need.

Your advocate can also assist with coordinating care between your primary care provider and other specialists and hospitals so that all of your healthcare providers are working together to help support you wherever you are receiving care. With coordinated care, you have a team that looks out for your total health.

Personalized plans

Everyone’s health goals are unique, and what works for one person might not work for another. That’s why having a team that creates personalized plans is crucial. ilumed’s care team takes the time to understand your specific needs and goals.

Together with your primary care provider, your ilumed advocate will work with you to create a personalized plan that fits your lifestyle and preferences. They’ll also help you figure out any personal barriers to sticking to the plan. Whether you’re looking to improve your diet, increase physical activity or manage a chronic condition, they’ll tailor a plan just for you. This personalized approach increases your chances of success.

Continuous monitoring

Staying healthy is an ongoing process, and it’s essential to track your progress regularly. Ilumed’s care team offers continuous monitoring to ensure you’re on the right track.

They can help you keep tabs on your vital health metrics, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar. By closely monitoring your health, they can identify any issues early and make necessary adjustments to your plan. This proactive approach can help you stay on top of your health goals.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Sticking to your health goals is much easier when you have a team by your side. Working with ilumed’s care team alongside your primary care provider can make a significant difference in your journey toward better health.

As a Medicare-eligible beneficiary, you deserve the best care and support possible. With ilumed’s dedicated team of healthcare professionals, you can enjoy the benefits of having a team that genuinely cares about your well-being and is here to support you every step of the way. Your health is worth it!

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