Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Care Services

Very few licensed in-home care agencies in DFW in business over 17 years have worked extensively with CHF patients as we do

A ZERO STATE COMPLAINT HISTORY – Providing In-Home Care Services for (Congestive Heart Failure) CHF Clients.

Care Mountain’s highly specialized in-home post CHF care matching process between client and specialized caregiver, expert skilled nurses and highly experienced therapists is a part of this success. This matching process results in one of the highest home health care agency success rates caring for someone at home with a post CHF recovery journey.

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 for example UT South Western for patients recovering from CHF episodes

  • What is a Heart Attack? When the blood flow to the heart is majorly reduced or maybe blocked to an extent, that is when a heart attack occurs. The blockage that causes the heart attack is generally because of the buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the coronary arteries of the heart. These fatty deposits that consists of cholesterol, are called plaques. And this whole process of the plaque being developed is called atherosclerosis. At times the blood flow can be blocked if a plaque is ruptured, forming clots. Heart muscles can be seriously damaged or even destroyed due to the lack of blood flow. A heart attack is also called a myocardial infarction.
  • 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 supply of blood. These heart muscles experience irreversible damage if the person is not brought into treatment in time. Moreover, if such irreversible damage ends up affecting a major portion of the heart, this will then lead the heart to stop functioning and halt its beating – this is known as cardiac arrest, and it results in death.
  • Risk Factors for acquiring 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 attacks 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 professionals develop a personalized care plan utilizing multiple disciplines to support post CHF recovery for your loved one:

  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, Occupational Therapists: The Physical Therapist will strengthen your muscles to avoid falls and improve endurance throughout the day.  The Occupational therapists will evaluate and develop a plan that will teach energy conservation techniques, organize your daily activities, redesigning tasks and if need be even rearranging layout of your home. These therapists will increase your ability to maintain maximum independence in your home. You can read about our rehab experiences at this and this link
  3. Home Health Aides or CNAs: Our home health aides will assist you in achieving and maintaining your optimal health by coordinating, reminding, escorting and/or transporting you to your all medical appointments, become compliant with your medications and help with daily activities such as bathing and dressing.  The Home Health Aide can develop and prepare heart healthy meals (including shopping for groceries) that comply with your prescribed dietary regimen.  Also, the Home Health Aide can assist with light housekeeping and light laundry.

Specialized Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Program: Our CHF program clinical experts bring together our team of skilled in-home clinicians from different disciplines, and use the latest physician supervised processes to detect, intervene, and implement solutions to problems as quickly as possible. This specific program is a comprehensive approach that helps individuals manage their diseases at home, while avoiding unnecessary trips to the emergency room, and 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. Improvement in daily movement and activity
  • Education and understanding on when to call for help