At IHHC, we offer the most comprehensive cardiac care plan, a very important part of our home health care services delivered at home, for patients recovering from cardiac surgery and suffering from a wide range of cardiac ailments – including Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction, COPD, Hypertension, Arrhythmias – to name just a few of them. We understand that being diagnosed with a cardiac ailment can be overwhelming, and quite frightening, for you and your loved ones. You will need assistance with recovery and support in learning how to manage the post-surgery and illness.
Our cardiac care at home service is for patients recovering from cardiac-related surgeries or those who are living with chronic cardiac disease. Our patients receive highly specialized cardiac monitoring, education and personal care in their homes. Our program helps you better understand your cardiac condition and its management. You learn how to manage your medication, diet and activity levels; learn to identify symptoms early, reducing your chances of having to be hospitalized again and allowing you to recuperate in the comfort of your own home.
Our goals for providing cardiac care at home
Helping you and your family cope with
The aftermath of cardiac surgery and illness
Increasing your knowledge of cardiac disease and recovery
Ensuring you and your family conform with the medication regimen and rehabilitation program
Reducing the incidence of a patient’s hospitalization and need for emergency care
Our home health care services provide cardiac care at home, directed by your general physician and provided by our experienced nurses, who do a complete assessment of you after taking up the assignment. Our cardiac care team will work with you, your physician and your family to develop a home treatment plan. A specialized team, including nursing attendants, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, help to promote proper recovery and a normal return to daily activities.
The cardiac team
Our cardiac team will work with your treating physician and provide specialized treatments such as:
Cardiac monitoring services
Management of central venous lines
Medication management including administration of IV diuretics, IV antibiotics, oxygen therapy etc.
You will also receive help with:
- Diet and nutrition instructions
Psychological counseling (when needed)
Pulse oximetry readings of blood oxygen levels
Commonly treated cardiac conditions
Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Post-Myocardial Infarction (MI) – Heart attack
- Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
Cardiac home care services
Assessment of cardiac complications
Auscultation of the heart and respiratory system
Instruction regarding the cardiac medication regimen, drug toxicity and possible drug interactions
- Postoperative wound care
Instruction regarding exercise and cardiac rehabilitation
Diagnostic equipment: pulse oximetry and doppler
Instruction regarding the prevention of complications, early detection and when to notify a physician