Advanced Illness Management (AIM)®
Helping You Take Control of Your Health, So You Can Focus More On Your Life
Advanced Illness Management (AIM) is a Sutter Health care management model that employs evidence-based principles of care coordination and transitions, palliative care, and self-management to patients with advanced illness.
When given skilled, respectful coaching and care, patients can better manage their health. The focus of care for advanced illness is moved out of the hospital and into the home and community.
Care is Customized to Meet Your Needs
Once your AIM team understands your health issues, lifestyle, and personal preferences, they will work with you to tailor a care plan that meets your needs.
Once you enter the AIM program, we will:
- Empower you to manage your health
- Manage your symptoms and provide comfort
- Manage your medications
- Coordinate your care
- Help you plan for your future
Compassionate Professionals Provide Care & Comfort
Every AIM staff member is a committed, caring professional who has the experience, knowledge and training to help you manage your complex illness. AIM's Medical Director is available to consult with the AIM team and your own physician about your care.
Ease Your Transition From Hospital to Home
Your participation in the AIM program begins with a visit from an AIM nurse or social worker, whether you're at home or in the hospital. Over the first few weeks of your care, AIM staff work to meet your immediate needs, and to develop a thorough understanding of your health history, the treatments and medications you are receiving, and your current condition.
We will continue to support you and your physicians' goals of care by providing you with over-the-phone support and in-person visits in the home or at your doctor's office as needed. If you have to return to the hospital, AIM staff will be there to support you.
Addressing the Needs of Your Family
Your AIM team also provides support for your family, and helps them understand anything about your condition that you want them to know.
For More Information
To learn more about the AIM program and how it can help you or your loved one, please call (877) 775-7728.