Our speaker was Ms. Lynn Ward, Certified Patient Educator and Advocate. She works with Compwell company as a Clinical Care Coach. As we age, the prevalence of chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol become more difficult to manage. This can mean more doctor visits, hospitalizations, and more medications. Compwell specializes in Chronic Care Management (CCM). Each month Compwell coaches spend time with individuals reviewing their blood pressure, blood sugar readings or other problems. The benefits of CCM are decreased hospitalization rates, increased adherence to medications, decreased complications of chronic conditions, and improved quality of life.