Heart problems can be very serious and need special attention, which is why Community Home Health created a specialized cardiac program for home care of patients with heart-related conditions. Our cardiac program is designed to enhance rehabilitation, increase compliance with treatment options and detect possible complications in a timely manner.
Our cardiac nurses have extra training and testing related to cardiac care. They work very closely with the physicians involved in the patient’s care to promote recovery and improved quality of life.
The following list provides examples of home care services that may be provided to our cardiac patients:
- Record a heart rhythm strip in the patient’s home with our cardiac monitors. This reading can then be sent to the physician so he or she is able to see how the patient’s heart is beating at home.
- Monitor how well oxygen is being sent through the body using a pulse oximeter. This little device fits comfortably over a finger and can read the amount of oxygen flowing through the patient’s blood. This reading gives an indication of how well the heart and lungs are working.
- Educate patients on the signs and symptoms to watch for with cardiac problems as well as how to manage them in order to prevent complications.
- Assist the patient with increasing their activity and endurance after having open heart surgery. This may also include home physical therapy services.
- Provide nutritional counseling and recommendations for a heart-healthy diet through the support of our dietitian.
- Telehealth monitoring
- Coordinate your care with outpatient heart clinics, if needed, to further promote healing and rehabilitation when the patient no longer needs, or is no longer eligible for, home care services.
- Coordinate the physician plan of care.
If you or your loved one could benefit from home cardiac care, please contact your physician or call Community Home Health at 317-621-4800 or toll-free at 800-404-4852, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.