Cardiac / CHF Care

In-Home Cardiac Health Services

Cardiac / Congestive Heart Failure Program

Options Home Health offers a comprehensive program that provides health services to cardiac patients in the comfort of their own homes. We care for people living with a range of cardiac issues, including high blood pressure, angina pectoris, tachycardia/atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure (CHF) and cardiopulmonary conditions.

After evaluating the patient’s condition, investigating the home environment, and consulting with the doctor, our health care team of nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and dieticians develops a customized treatment plan for each patient.

We work closely with our patients and their families to teach them about the diagnosis and how to manage symptoms with medication and/or oxygen use. During treatment, Options Home Health staff members monitor the patient’s progress and communicate with his or her doctor on a regular basis.

 

Specialized Cardiac and CHF Programs

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Program increases the patient’s knowledge regarding heart failure, thus improving quality of life and reducing re-hospitalizations.

  • Causes of heart failure
  • Signs and symptoms associated with heart failure
  • Treatment guidelines
  • Dietary education
  • Medication management
  • Medical social worker for long-term planning

Anti-Coagulation Program reduces risk and increases positive outcomes for people taking blood thinner medications.

  • In-home finger-stick Prothrombin Time/International Normalized Ratio (PT/INR) testing with results reported to physician immediately
  • Educating patient and family about important aspects of safe, effective treatment with blood thinners
  • Heparin injections, Lovenox injections and Coumadin monitoring

Cardiac Rehab helps patients feel better while reducing the risk of future heart problems by increasing activity levels and introducing patients to lifestyle changes that lead to a stronger heart and better health.

  • Physical therapist designs and supervises a personalized home exercise program
  • Cardiac nurse monitors medication compliance and vital signs, and provides ongoing education
  • Counseling services address psycho-social issues such as depression and stress