Health & Wellness


Evidence Based Health and Wellness programs offered by CVACL provide education and information that will help you manage your life. If you are tired of the challenges of chronic illness, or struggle with depression and/or isolations these programs could support you in taking charge of your life.


“Take Charge” of Your Health – Care Transition Intervention Program

“Take Charge” improves the continuity of care and provides support ensuring a smooth transition in health care; for example, a transition from the hospital to home or healthcare facility. Take Charge is a Care Transitions Intervention program which works with individuals discharged from the hospital, other medical facility, and at high risk for readmission.

Take Charge services include:

  • A personal health coach visit at the hospital
  • Home visits from a health coach within 24-48 hours of hospital discharge to assist with
    • Medication management
    • Connection to primary care physician
    • Use of a personal health record to manage medical conditions
    • Education and coaching to help manage medical conditions
  • Access to a health coach when problems arise
  • Support to caregivers if applicable
  • Follow-up phone calls from a health coach

Take Charge Caregiver Testimonial:

My mother had a heart attack and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and diabetes.

After a month in the hospital and rehab she was released back to her family and home with no idea on how to care for her.

We were overwhelmed by the medications she had to take and when she had to take them. It was very confusing. Stroobants Heart Center recommended a program called “Take Charge”. Our Health Coach contacted us and told us how she could be of help. She recommended that we get our medicine bubble packed which we did. She contacted the drug store and got everything set-up. It made it so much easier and accurate. Also she set us up with home monitoring. Checking her oxygen, blood pressure and weight. She was also a big help in communicating with our heart doctor to get my Mother back on track. Also educated/ coached us on her diet and what not to eat. Now my Mother has a good quality of life. She's keeping her fluid under control, cooking and going back to church. As a caregiver, I am now able to manage my mother's health care needs. Our health coach still comes by and checks on my Mother and makes sure the drug store packs the right medicine. We are very thankful for this program and our health coach.

Take Charge is made possible by the generosity of Centra Foundation and Genworth Foundation.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

This six-week curriculum helps adults better manage their chronic conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, and heart disease. It focuses on solutions to problems caused by living with ongoing health conditions such as pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.


Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)

This six-week curriculum helps adults better manage diabetes or prediabetes. It includes diabetes-specific information such as meal planning, foot care, delaying complications, stress management, and sick-day planning.


Healthy IDEAS

Healthy IDEAS is an evidenced based depression program for older adults with chronic conditions and functional limitations. The program includes screening and assessment of depressive symptoms, education about depression and self-care for individuals and family caregivers, including referrals to the appropriate health professionals.

A Matter of Balance (MOB)

This eight-session curriculum supports individuals in identifying fall risks, addresses the fear of falling that many older adults experience; and supports individuals in improving balance. Falls are a major factor in the decline of mobility and function in older adults. As individuals age or are challenged with disabling conditions, they often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling, develop strategies to reduce the risk of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

Please call 434-385-9070 or email to learn more.

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