Interim HealthCare Living with
Heart Failure Program
Heart failure is a chronic disease. Except for
a transplant, care for patients with this condition lengthens
their lives and improves the quality of their lives as they
live with this disease. That's exactly the goal of the Interim
HealthCare Living with Heart Failure Program. We provide care
for the symptoms of the condition and we provide learning
and life-skills that allow patients to live more comfortably
with heart failure.
The program moves clients along the following
continuum of preparation for self care:
- Level I
Beginning Self Care. At this level clients gain a foundation
of understanding of their disease, the role of their medications
and the basics of self-monitoring.
- Level II
On the Way to Self Care. Clients learn more about their
disease, especially how to prevent complications; how to
practice better health habits in nutrition and exercise
and the side effects of their medications.
- Level III
Independent in Self Care. Clients learn healthful behaviors
that reduce the effects of heart failure, develop exercise
habits that improve strength and endurance and how to best
communicate with their physicians.
Nursing and therapy services, and education, are provided
by clinicians who have completed an extensive professional
education program about Heart Failure.
The Interim HealthCare Heart Failure Program makes the best
use of the acute care benefits available through Medicare,
Medicaid and most insurance and managed care programs to equip
clients and families to live with Heart Failure on a long
term basis. It's more than just treating the symptoms and
waiting for complications to move the client back into the
acute care health care system. Our program is about keeping
clients safely at home where they want to be.
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