CHF Management Program

Specially Trained Caregiver & Nurses to Help Manage Congestive Heart Failure.

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Our professional caregivers and nurses are trained in and have extensive experience with managing patients with CHF.

In addition to managing medications, our professional caregivers and nurses can help you manage your condition and quality of life.

Recent CHF Management Resources

Monitoring Blood Pressure and Weight

Our professional caregivers are specifically trained to monitor and recognize changes in condition that can lead to serious complications if not addressed immediately. These warning signs include, but are not limited to, increased blood pressure (a sign of increased complications with the heart) and sudden weight gain (a sign of fluid accumulation).

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Monitoring Edema and Swelling

Edema from congestive heart failure is a result of the heart’s inability to pump blood and fluids back through the cardiovascular system. This results in the abnormal pooling of fluid in tissues or the accumulation of excess interstitial fluids. Our caregivers are trained to monitor Edema and its associated swelling in the ankles, legs, and feet. Additionally, our caregivers will monitor abdominal pain or swelling, another sign that your condition is worsening and medical attention is required.

Monitoring Other Symptoms Such as Shortness of Breath

Our professional caregivers can help you triage concerns associated with CHF such as monitoring shortness of breath while at rest, a dry, hacking cough or wheezing, dizzy or fainting spells, and increased fatigue or feeling unwell all the time. Shortness of breath is a sign of fluid accumulation and congestion in the lungs, and could require immediate action by a caregiver.

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Facts about Heart Failure

  • About 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure.
  • In 2018, heart failure was mentioned on 379,800 death certificates (13.4%).
  • Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $30.7 billion in 2012.2 This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat heart failure, and missed days of work.

According to the CDC, heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Caring for a stroke survivor impacts whole families. Coping with this chronic condition requires boundless quantities of patience, empathy and love. Professional caregiving provides individualized care for your loved one and gives you back some time to recharge.

Our specially trained CHF caregivers & nurses offer an expanded array of services to your loved one:

  • Encouragement to do as much as they can on their own
  • Personal care assistance, such as toileting, bathing and grooming
  • Mental  & physical stimulation through conversation and other activities
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Manage changing behaviors
  • Adapting the level of care as needs change
  • Honor who the senior was earlier in life
  • Provide nutritious meals
  • Assist with ambulation and socialization
  • Transport to medical appointments and other events
  • Support the family
  • Light housework and other household tasks
  • Pet care

We’ve cared for thousands of families, including our own, and know that it can be overwhelming to care for a loved one. 

Let our team of experts make it easier for you.

The aid that took care of our parent was wonderful. Not only did she provide physical care, but she was also a trusted companion.

~ Darlene, Houston, TX