Heart ‘n Home understands that you wish to remain at home and avoid numerous trips to the emergency room. Our goal is to address your symptoms and concerns so that you can stay at home, comfortably. Heart ‘n Home has developed a unique Cardiac Program to meet your individual needs. The management of your cardiac disease takes a team effort and you are the key member on the team. Our mission at Heart ‘n Home is to be your team and provide you with excellent care.
What you can expect from the Heart ‘n Home Cardiac Program:
• Regular visits from Nurses that are specialists in palliative and end-of-life care that can effectively anticipate, manage, and control your cardiac symptoms at home. The Heart ‘n Home Nurse will follow the direct orders of your physician.
• Patient education specifically designed for you and your family. If you have any questions about the contents of this booklet, please ask your Nurse.
• To be part of a team overseen by the palliative care certified Heart ‘n Home Chief Medical Officer. This team will work directly with your physician.
• Medications given at the right amount to control symptoms and to have your medications arranged for and refilled as necessary.
• Additional support from a Heart ‘n Home Medical Social Worker, Hospice CNA, Spiritual Care Provider, and/or Volunteer at your request.
Coping with End Stage Heart Disease
Because your family and friends are affected by your illness, it is important to share your thoughts and feelings with them and ask for help when you need it. Sometimes just talking about your feelings with people who care about you can be beneficial.
Living with cardiac disease may mean dealing with a lot of different emotions. It is normal to have occasional feelings of frustration, sadness, depression, anxiety, and even anger. Many options are available to you, such as counseling and possibly medication, if needed, to help you better deal with these issues. If you are feeling stressed, talk to your Heart ‘n Home team. They can assist you in finding the best way to make you feel better.