“When you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, you want one thing: information,” says Mary Scott Russell, Director of Community Relations at East Ridge at Cutler Bay. “Our staff is dedicated to helping our residents get the information they need quickly and efficiently. Thanks to our new partnership with MyHealthTeam, residents will be able to find the people, support and information needed to better understand and manage their health.”
This new resource, which is free for East Ridge at Cutler Bay residents, creates social networks for communities of people facing a variety of chronic conditions, including conditions that commonly affect seniors such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and more.
“When people who are facing the same condition can connect and learn from each other, ask questions, get doctor recommendations, share tips and just have someone to talk to who truly understands, health outcomes improve,” says Mary. “With the help of MyHealthTeam, we’ve made it easy for residents to find and connect with people who understand what they’re going through.”
MyHealthTeam is the largest and fastest-growing resource for helping people gain knowledge and connection with others like themselves about chronic health issues. MyHealthTeam offers 40 social networks made up of over 2.5 million members in 13 countries, and more networks are currently in the works.
How does it work? It’s simple. Just sign up, find a network focused on your health issue and start connecting.
“When you’re diagnosed with a chronic disease, it’s easy to feel like you’re alone and you’re starting from scratch when it comes to your health, but that’s simply not the case,” says Mary. “There are thousands, if not millions, of people out there who know exactly what you’re feeling and who are there to help support you, give you advice and be a resource.”
The social networks from MyHealthTeam are condition-specific and password-protected, meaning security for the members of that network. Users will discover helpful articles, video Q&As with doctors, information about topics your specialist might not bring up, engagement programs and more.
“As telehealth and telemedicine become the norm rather than the exception, it’s not a surprise that support and knowledge will move to online social channels,” says Mary. “This is particularly helpful during the age of COVID-19, when we are more socially isolated than ever. Networks like MyHealthTeam allow individuals to get information about their condition and the support they need to know that they’re not alone.”
For more information on MyHealthTeam, visit myhealthteam.com/east-ridge.
About East Ridge at Cutler Bay
East Ridge at Cutler Bay is Miami-Dade County’s only true Life Plan Community. The nonprofit community draws from the neighborhood charm of suburban Cutler Bay and the vibrancy of Miami in a lush tropical setting of 76 acres, located at 19301 SW 87th Avenue. The community offers a continuum of care including independent living, assisted living and memory support residences in a neighborhood setting; respite care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are available within Three Palms Health Center.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 305-256-3564.