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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. At Heartland Home Health Care, we understand that cardiac patients and their caregivers deserve a specialized level of care. That is why we developed an evidence-based clinical approach to effectively manage chronic cardiac illness.

Through our commitment to excellence, we are proud to deliver cardiac care best practices in the comfort and convenience of a patient’s home, wherever that may be.

Services for Patients with Cardiac Complications of CABG/Congestive Heart Failure/Hypertension/PVD/ ASHA/MI/Pacemaker may include but are not limited to:

  • Cardio-respiratory assessment
  • Assessment of signs and symptoms of CHF including edema and dyspnea/use of incentive spirometer
  • Management of medications
  • Teaching and monitoring of gradual exercise programs including target heart rate
  • Teaching use of O2 safety and PRN O2 saturation
  • Teaching on need for daily weights; recording and reporting increase to MD

Triggers for Eligibility may include:

  • Frequent ER visits/hospitalizations
  • Escalation of symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness)
  • Frequent medication changes
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class 1-4
  • Oxygen use • Declining functional status
  • Anxiety/depression/suffering

In addition, Heartland works with community partners to provide services that meet each patient’s needs. This continuum of care may include:

  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation services
  • Assisted living care
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • IV (Infusion) services
  • Hospice care
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