Heart disease can cause everyday activities to become more challenging, and for some, it can compromise quality of life. UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice can help you maintain your independence by teaching you ways you can manage your condition to prevent worsening of symptoms or a hospital visit.
When Home Health is right for you
When you experience a change in your condition due to worsening symptoms or onset of new symptoms, you can benefit from home health. This could include hospitalization, short-term illness like a flu or pneumonia, changes in your medication regimen, difficulty in managing symptoms like shortness of breath, and an inability to perform routine daily activities.
Care services for persons with heart disease
VNA’s standard of care includes home telemonitoring technology to provide daily feedback on your progress. This technology is used along with regular visits from your home health team to:
- Review your goals for care and check-in on progress
- Discuss your medications and coordinate changes with your doctor
- Make necessary modifications to your diet
- Teach you strategies to conserve energy
While there is no cure for heart disease, you can learn how to better manage your condition so you have the freedom and energy to do the things you most enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who provides care to me at home?
Have questions about services for persons with heart disease?
Call a UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Nurse, or use the contact form to the upper right.(802) 860-4400