Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) In-Home Health Services & Care

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Providing In-Home Care for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Clients

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Care Mountain offers personalized and expert post-CHF diagnosis in-home care plans. Our specialized matching process between clients and experienced caregivers (Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides), working in a coordinated care setting with qualified skilled nurses and highly experienced therapists is an integral part of our success. This matching process is the cornerstone of Care Mountain’s reputation as one of the most highly-ranked home healthcare agencies in Dallas and Forth Worth for CHF patients.  

Care Mountain enjoys the highest level of post-CHF recovery home care and rehabilitation expertise in the Dallas – Fort Worth TX area. We work closely with leading hospitals across DFW, including UT Southwestern for patients living with CHF diagnoses.

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  • What is a Heart Attack?

    A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood flow to the heart is reduced or blocked. This blockage prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching areas of the heart, causing the heart muscle to be damaged or even die. Blockages can be caused by the buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the coronary arteries of the heart. These fatty deposits consist of cholesterol called plaques. The process of the plaque development is called atherosclerosis. In some instances, blood flow can be blocked by ruptured plaque which forms  clots.  

  • Causes of a Heart Attack:

    When the blood supply to the heart is stopped or blocked, the muscles of the heart get damaged and eventually die without a supply of blood. Without timely treatment, heart muscles can experience irreversible damage. Moreover, this type of irreversible damage may affect a major portion of the heart to stop functioning and halt beating altogether. This is known as cardiac arrest, and it results in death.

  • Risk Factors for  CHF Diagnosis include:

    High Blood Pressure, Poorly controlled Diabetes, Smoking, Coronary Heart Disease, and Obesity.

Types of Heart Attacks: 

There are 3 main types of coronary artery disease:

  1. STEMI: A STEMI heart attack is severe and requires immediate attention. These occur when the coronary artery is fully blocked, preventing blood from reaching a large area of the heart. This causes progressive damage to the heart muscle, which can eventually stop it from functioning.
  2. NSTEMI: NSTEMI heart attacks occur when the coronary artery is partially blocked and blood flow is severely restricted. While they are less dangerous than STEMI heart attacks, they can cause permanent damage.
  3. Coronary Artery Spasm: These spasms are also called silent heart attacks or unstable angina. They occur when the arteries connected to the heart contract, preventing or restricting blood flow to the heart.

Our skilled RN, PTs develop a personalized care plan to support post CHF recovery:

  1. Skilled nurses: Our skilled nursing staff will educate and instruct you on the disease processes, recognizing early symptoms, healthy food choices including limitation of sodium and fluids and also tips regarding medication management. They will provide you with strategies to manage the disease to prevent hospitalizations.
  2. Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists:  Physical Therapists work with you to help strengthen your muscles to avoid falls and improve endurance throughout the day.  Occupational therapists evaluate and develop a plan that teach energy conservation techniques, organizes your daily activities, redesigns tasks, and if need be even rearranges the layout of your home. These therapists will increase your ability to maintain maximum independence in your home. You can read about Care Mountain’s rehab experiences at this and this link
  3. Home Health Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs): Our home health aides or CNAs assist in achieving and maintaining your optimal health by coordinating care with your physicians, healthcare workers, and family members to remind, escort, and/or transport you to all medical appointments. They also help support compliance with your medications (managing both scheduling and monitoring effects) and help with daily activities like bathing and dressing.  Home Health Aide can also help with menu planning and preparing heart-healthy meals (including shopping for groceries) that comply with your prescribed dietary regimen.  Home Health Aides can also assist with light housekeeping and light laundry.

Specialized Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Program:

Our CHF program-specific clinical experts bring together an experienced team of skilled in-home clinicians from different disciplines and use the latest physician-supervised processes to detect, intervene, and implement solutions for your healthcare problems as quickly as possible. This specific program is a comprehensive approach that focuses on patient-specific, coordinated care and helps individuals manage their CHF diagnosis from the comfort and familiar environment of the home.  This helps avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room and even being admitted to the hospital.

  • Supervised by Physicians, NPs, and PAs. Processes informed by the latest heart disease research, and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Comprehensive care guide including weight, nutrition, fluid, medication, and activity management tools
  • Symptom management tool to quickly and accurately identify changes in CHF condition of our patients
  • Multi-discipline in-home clinical team. Education and Training for family members, caregivers, and patients. Management and improvement of symptoms 
  • Reduced visits to the hospital
  • Improved independence means improvement in daily movement and activity
  • Education and understanding of when to call for help

Useful resources for CHF patient and family: 

  1. What is heart failure? Read here
  2. Medication tracker for CHF patients: Click here 
  3. What to do after a Heart failure discharge? Download here
  4. What is Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure? Read and see here
  5. How Can I Improve My Low Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure? Read this
  6. What is Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)? Click here

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