If you or your loved, one is living with congestive heart failure (CHF) or any end-stage, cardiac condition, you know that managing the disease, and its symptoms can be a daily struggle.
Common symptoms include fluid retention, edema, shortness of breath, chest pain, and anxiety. As the disease progresses, patients frequently, find themselves in the emergency room or being admitted to the hospital.
This cycle is frustrating and exhausting. Many patients ex- press that their quality of life is diminished because they can no longer participate in their favorite activities and feel that they are being robbed of quality time spent with friends and family.
ProCare Hospice of Nevada has interventions designed to help patients effectively manage their symptoms without frequent hospitalizations. Our specially-trained hospice team will create an individualized care plan
that focuses on your goals for quality and comfort. Our approach helps patients manage the symptoms and the pain caused by end-stage heart failure. It offers support to caregivers and loved ones who are doing their best to assist with managing an illness.
To assist with sharing the benefits of hospice for those living with end-stage, cardiac disease, we have prepared a list of some of the common symptoms that may qualify a patient to be admitted to hospice for heart disease.
- Need for supplemental oxygen
- History of cardiac arrest
- Angina or chest pain
- Symptomatic arrhythmias
- Unexplained, weight gain or loss
- Ejection fraction of <25%
- Comorbidities, such as lung disease, kidney disease, or dementia.
For more information, contact Procare Hospice at (702) 380-8300