Patients with a Progressive Condition and Declining Functional Status

A number of diseases and disorders have a key sequela of a progressively declining functional status. Managing the services provided for individuals with these diseases and disorders can be challenging, such as establishing and managing realistic goals in a single episode or over a longer period of the progression of the condition. Resources on this page are intended to assist you by providing information from other clinicians with experience in this area in addition to links to research and other resources. If you have experience with patients or clients that fit this description and would like to share your experiences please contact

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Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

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Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

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Patients With Parkinson Disease

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Resources on Diseases Leading to a Declining Functional Status

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