While it is a serious medical condition that claims one in nine lives each year, being diagnosed with heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working or will suddenly stop working in the near future. In fact, when successfully managed with medications and healthy lifestyle changes, many people will go on to live very long and full lives, despite their diagnosis.
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If you are one of the 5.1 million people currently living with heart failure, you understand that managing the disease requires organization, education and a long-term commitment to health and wellness. As you begin your journey to optimal heart health, the ongoing care and support you will require along the way is closer than you may think.
A Case for Heart Failure Management at Home
For many people, a diagnosis of heart failure brings with it many lifestyle changes. From managing new medications and coping with physical activity restrictions, to breaking old habits and forming new ones, heart failure management is an integral part of the way in which you live your life.
Many people living with heart failure rely solely on the guidance of their primary care provider as they adapt to the new challenges associated with the disease. While your physician will play a key role in the management and treatment of your condition, he or she may not be able to directly assist in the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis.
Successful management includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists, who work under the direction and supervision of your physician, to provide comprehensive management of your personal health, wellness and daily needs in the place you need it most: home.
By choosing UnityPoint at Home as your partner in heart failure management, you gain access to a team of qualified home health professionals who are committed to capturing a complete picture of your health and, based on your unique needs and goals, creating a customized plan of action for heart failure management that may include:
- Blood pressure and daily fluid intake management
- Dietary planning and supervision
- Physical activity and exercise supervision
- Bathing and grooming care
- Household cleaning
- Meal preparation
- And more
Since heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization (and readmissions) for men and women over the age of 65, UnityPoint at Home equips you with a wealth of resources, support and education to ensure that heart failure will not stand between you and the healthy future you deserve.
As the trusted provider of heart failure management across eight regions in Iowa and Illinois, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to instill peace of mind and restore hope as you navigate your new normal post-diagnosis.
To learn more, or to get connected with our team of experienced home health professionals who understand the complexities of heart failure and are committed to simplifying your journey to good health, please contact us today.