Congestive Heart Failure means the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. This condition can be caused by the blockage of blood vessels caused by coronary heart disease or high blood pressure. When the heart's pumping action is lost, blood may back up in other parts of the body and cause fluid to build up in the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, arms, and legs.
Home Care for Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure Home Care
When a loved one is diagnosed with heart failure, it impacts every facet of their life. Making decisive changes in how they live, eat, and care for their bodies is key to controlling their health and preventing greater problems. Our team of healthcare professionals can work with your loved one to make these changes less painful, from offering substitutions for foods to starting with short periods of exercise that increase over time to providing congestive heart failure fluid removal at home.
What is Congestive Heart Failure?
Your Partner and Guide in Lifestyle Changes
A full, rich life after a heart failure diagnosis is possible. However, your loved one will need to make significant changes to their daily life to preserve their health and well-being. Our team of healthcare professionals uses decades of experience assisting individuals through chronic illness diagnoses, especially heart failure, to work with your loved one in making small but sustainable changes over time. Such as:
- Low-sodium food choices, meal planning, and shopping
- Sticking to a medication schedule
- Monitoring and documenting daily weights
- Informing their doctor of weight gain or symptom changes
- Recognizing and responding to signs of fatigue and shortness of breath
- Encouraging daily rest to conserve energy for tasks
- Examining skin for swelling, breaks or wounds
- Elevating their feet when swelling occurs
- Ensuring they keep all of their doctor appointments
- Helping them understand all the components of self-care
Congestive Heart Failure Home Treatment
If your loved one needs extra support managing their condition at home, our healthcare professionals and home care aides can help. Trained in heart failure, our team can help guide them through a proven pathway to successful self-care. And, if the activities of daily living have become too difficult, our aides can assist them with bathing, dressing, meals, light housekeeping and transportation. At Interim HealthCare, we understand the challenges that heart failure brings and we’re here to support you and your loved one as you take this journey together.