CHF: Personalized Home Care Services
In order to manage CHF effectively in the home, it often requires significant lifestyle changes including breaking old habits. This can be very challenging not only for the individuals with Congestive Heart Failure but for their families. However, with the encouragement of a Home Care Professional and an established routine, symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure can not only be managed but seniors can continue to lead healthy, active lives.
This includes an improved diet low in sodium along with exercise, which can significantly reduce the progression of CHF. It also involves monitoring CHF symptoms to know when hospitalization may be necessary or even when there is a remedy that can prevent an unnecessary hospitalization.
All CHF home care is supervised by a Broad Street Nurse who is in frequent communication with a trained Home Care Professional to make sure they are minoring and communicating the symptoms so they can effectively help support Congestive Heart Failure in a home care setting.
Broad Street Home Care support is specifically designed for clients with CHF, focusing not only on how to monitor and manage the symptoms and stage of CHF but also the unique characteristics and lifestyle goals of our client. The objective is to promote and support our client’s effort to continue to live an active life.
How Broad Street develops our CHF Care beyond just Personal Care and Companionship
Effective management of CHF starts with our Plan of Service.
- Our nurse supervisors develop a specific home care plan that supports your daily routine.
- This may include working with a dietician to create a low sodium diet that is not only nutritious but also tastes good. Food can be prepared and served by a Care Professional. It would also include an exercise routine, again supported by the Care Professional and depending on the fitness level of the client.
- Diet and exercise are the two biggest factors in managing Congestive Heart Failure. Monitoring the symptoms then becomes paramount which includes weight gain, swelling, shortness of breath and overall fatigue.
- The Home Care Professional, working collaboratively with the Nurse Supervisor, can set parameters on these CHF symptoms so that if there is any danger, appropriate action can be taken.
While the plan of service is primarily designed to support the health and safety of our client, it is also about quality of life. This includes promoting active engagement in the activities and experiences our clients enjoy. It is important that we not only provide support with Congestive Heart Failure and the symptoms but also create an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
How our CHF Care in the home can make a difference
Changing old habits can be difficult, but with the support and encouragement of home care, our clients can learn to embrace these new adjustments. This allows the CHF symptoms to be managed and provides greater freedom for our clients to live the life they choose.
With the care professional and nurse supervisors working closely together, you get the support with CHF Care you need, while also maintaining an active and enjoyable lifestyle.
Make the Call Today for CHF Home Care
If you or a family member is struggling with the risks imposed by Congestive Heart Failure and related CHF symptoms, it’s time to arrange for the support you need. Broad Street Home Care offers a wide range of services from personal care and companionship to CHF care in Chicago.
Call us today at (847)-728-0134 to start the process and let us arrange the services most appropriate to you.