Home Health

Congestive Heart Failure

How St. Joseph Home Health Can Help

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF), ongoing treatment and monitoring is crucial. Our highly-trained team provides a comprehensive assessment and along with their physician develops an individual treatment plan that addresses their unique needs. Physical and Occupational therapies can be added for activity tolerance and endurance training. Patients can be referred by their outpatient physician or when being discharged from the inpatient setting.

What can I expect at every visit?

  • Cardio pulmonary assessment
  • Assessment of patient’s symptoms and progress
  • Teaching on medication regimen, diet and activity
  • Communication with patient’s physician regarding progress and any changes in condition

Home Remote Monitoring

CHF patients qualify for our Home Remote Monitoring Program. This allows an RN to monitor blood pressure, pulse, and weight remotely. Patients are alerted and receive a telephone call as soon as intervention is needed. If indicated, a nurse makes a home visit to assess and provide interventions. Click here for more information regarding this service.

Contact Us

For more information or to make a referral to our CHF or Home Remote Monitoring Program call our intake department at (714)712-7110.

Testimonial

“Home remote monitoring may be saving lives as well as reducing readmissions. When a nurse called on a Saturday to check on a patient who’d had a heart attack, he said his stomach was upset and he felt clammy. The nurse told the patient to go to the emergency department immediately to rule out another heart attack. The man was having a medical crisis. He had two stents inserted and was home two days later. The nurse’s call saved the man from another heart attack. He’s now doing well.”

Click here to read more about Home Remote Monitoring story on HealthCalling.