A free guide for patients living with heart failure is available through the new Hearts at Home program of Home Health VNA
Published February 1, 2016
Lawrence, MA – In honor of American Heart Month, Home Health VNA is offering a free guide “Caring for Your Heart: Living Well with Heart Failure” available here or by phone at 978-552-4186. The goal of this guide is to help patients learn about heart failure and what they can do to reduce symptoms and better control their disease. The guide is being offered in conjunction with the new Hearts at Home program of Home Health VNA.
If you have heart failure you are not alone. Heart failure is one of the most common reasons people age 65 and older go to the hospital and the 2nd leading cause of death in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Hearts at Home has been specifically designed to provide patients with the nursing care and support they need to control heart failure symptoms so they can feel better and manage well at home.
Hearts at Home includes nursing care and teaching, diet and nutrition counseling, tips on exercise and activities, information on what to do when symptoms increase, and educational materials. Patients must meet Medicare and/or health insurance guidelines for home health care in order to be eligible for the program. For more information on the Hearts at Home program, click here or call 978-552-4045.
Home Health VNA, the leader in home health care, is a not-for-profit agency affiliated with HomeCare, Inc. and Merrimack Valley Hospice. Together the three agencies serve more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also serves the Southern Maine region as York Hospital Hospice in partnership with York Hospital.