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.
For more information or to make a referral to our CHF or Home Remote Monitoring
Program call our
intake department at (714)712-7110.
“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.”
here to read more about Home Remote Monitoring story on HealthCalling.