Home Care in the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program
Patients recently discharged from the hospital may have difficulty leaving home to obtain continued care. Our home care service provides registered nurses with special training in heart failure care to help patients manage this chronic disorder at home.
These heart failure home care nurses work closely with the patient’s cardiologist and other healthcare providers. Our nurses help patients by:
- using remote monitoring technology and home infusion therapy to decrease the likelihood of the patient returning to the hospital;
- collaborating with the hospital’s home care department to provide rehabilitative therapies, home health aides, social workers, psychiatric counseling, and nutrition education.
Patient and family education
We support patients, families and caregivers in understanding congestive heart failure and learning the best ways to manage the condition. Education is a strong component of all aspects of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program, from inpatient hospitalization through home care and outpatient services.
Our team places a strong emphasis on living with heart failure. We help each patient create an individualized plan that maximizes quality of life and reduces the potential for inpatient admissions. We also offer patients and families education on conditions related to heart disease, such as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and anemia.
Primary heart failure education is also provided to the community through special programs. The goal is to help healthy individuals learn risk factors, while promoting overall healthy living.
For expertise on heart failure diagnosis and treatment, contact the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program specialists.