The Importance of Home Care for CHF Sufferers

By Ruby Cemental

Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure (CHF). With proper care, treatment, and management many sufferers of CHF will live fulfilling lives for years. One of the chief ways to help ensure that a CHF patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and continues to function to the best of their physical ability is through a combination of medical and non-medical home care. Let's learn more about how home care can help.

Focus on a Healthy Lifestyle

One of the key components to long-term at home success for a CHF sufferer is to have an at-home caregiver to help them restyle their daily habits and focus on a healthy lifestyle. Without the support and cheerleading of a caregiver, many CHF sufferers will go back to unhealthy habits such as a high-fat, sodium-rich diet and inadequate exercise.

Combat Depression

In many cases, CHF sufferers will also start to experience bouts of depression and feelings of isolation without the companionship of a caregiver. A caregiver helps the CHF sufferer transition and restructure their life towards heart-healthy activities, diet, and exercise. 

Manage Medication

At-home caregivers will work with the CHF sufferer to design a home care program that focuses on medication management, a heart-healthy diet, weight loss/maintenance, and adequate exercise.

Observe Changes in Wellbeing

A CHF sufferer will also benefit from the watchful eyes of a caregiver who can quickly spot changes such as weight gain, swelling of the extremities, dizziness, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or swelling, and fatigue. 

If you or a loved one could benefit from in-home care to help manage CHF, Caring Senior Service can help. Our caregivers have the experience, compassion, and training necessary for comprehensive home care. To learn more about the services we provide, contact us today!

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