Benefits of Cardiac Care At Home

Did you know that millions of Americans are affected by heart disease? If you or a loved one is living with a cardiac condition or perhaps is recovering from a recent procedure, you may need assistance with regaining your independence, strength, and function necessary to live the best quality of life possible. At Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services, we provide a special home care program for cardiac care patients that focuses on patient self-management of the signs and symptoms of cardiac distress. Continue reading to discover the top benefits of receiving cardiac care at the place you love and feel most comfortable, your home.

Cardiac Care At Home

Cardiac care at home is designed for patients that have a cardiac condition or those that are recovering from a cardiac procedure, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty or stent placement. The primary goal is to help patients regain their independence, achieve their best quality of life, and learn the signs and symptoms of cardiac distress.

Cardiac Conditions include:

  • Angina pectoris
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebrovascular trauma
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Heart failure (HF)
  • Hypertension
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)

Like all Liberty home care services, our cardiac care program provides a personalized treatment plan based on each patient’s needs. Since each patient recovers differently, it’s imperative that we provide a customized plan that ensures patients and their families that they are receiving high-quality, expert care.

Our Cardiac Care Program includes:

  • Disease management tips
  • Education regarding lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and exercise
  • Medications to manage symptoms
  • Patient self-management of signs and symptoms of cardiac distress
  • Regular checks of a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels, and weight
  • Self-care recommendations

Benefits of Cardiac Care at Home

Patients will benefit from receiving quality care at home, in a familiar, comfortable setting. By being at home, the patient experiences less stress than can occur when receiving treatment in a nursing or hospital setting. Aside from being more comfortable and relaxed, cardiac care in a home setting has other possible benefits, such as:

  • Assistance with finding relevant community services for patients
  • Provide education for patients and their families, which helps everyone play an active role in understanding the patient’s condition and treatment plan
  • Improved quality of life
  • Less hospital visits, which are costly and stressful
  • More support with coordinating and working with healthcare providers
  • Telemonitoring allows a cardiac patient’s vitals to be monitored remotely

Benefits of Liberty’s Telehealth Program

To provide an additional layer of support, Liberty proudly offers telehealth to cardiac patients and their families. Cardiac patients receive a monitor allowing our dedicated telehealth team to engage with them remotely as needs arise. Liberty’s Telehealth Program provides the following benefits to patients and the families as well as to their providers:

  • Reduce hospital visits and 30-day readmissions
  • Create regular reports for doctors
  • Provide daily support and oversight of patients’ conditions
  • Improve patient engagement and self-management of their chronic conditions
  • Decrease the need for costly urgent care and ER visits

No matter what type of cardiac condition a patient may have, receiving cardiac care at home can have a positive impact on their recovery rate and overall quality of life. Contact Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services today to learn more about our specialized home care program designed to help cardiac patients. By making healthier lifestyle choices, following a personalized treatment plan, and practicing self-care tips, our skilled nurses can help patients achieve the highest quality of life possible.