The supermarkets and candy stores are brimming with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, but February is American Heart Month – a time to focus on the importance of heart health and lowering risks of heart disease – the leading cause of death in the US.
We care for many patients with chronic heart conditions and Home Health VNA is uniquely experienced to help these patients live full and happy lives with even the most advanced heart disease. With training, expertise and tools, we can guide support, and educate patients to help manage their heart disease and potentially prevent hospitalization.
Our “Learning to Live with Heart Failure” pathway is a tool our nurses use to help guide patient care, effectively teach about heart disease and medications needed in treatment, and provide tips for self management.
Telehealth plays a key role in the management of patients with heart disease, by closely monitoring their vital signs between nursing visits. Telehealth monitors a patient’s vital signs and alerts a Telehealth nurse if intervention such as a nursing visit is warranted. With careful monitoring, early intervention and proactive care, we keep these at-risk patients safe.
For more information on heart disease including prevention tips for you and your family visit the American Health Association at www.heart.org.