Many healthcare providers have made heart-health a focus to help Americans make improved health choices for reducing their risks of the disease; however, heart failure-related diseases are most common in the elderly population and that number continues to increase. Heart-disease related deaths have been on the rise, in fact, nearly 309,000 Americans died from heart disease in 2014 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a significant decrease in heart-disease related deaths that took place in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Their data indicated that an increasing number of people died at home with hospice care or at an outpatient clinic.
Heart ‘n Home has a specialized cardiac program structured around the needs of patients with end-stage heart failure. We can help with:
- Specific Cardiac Plan of Care that monitors and manages symptoms and reduces episodes of crisis.
- Reducing emergency room and hospital visits.
- On-staff Pharmacist to help with drug therapy protocols.
- Patient / caregiver ability and confidence to manage illness at home.
(Adapted from blog.heart.org/heart-failure-deaths-rising-after-decade-long-decline/)