Cardiac Care

People with long-term heart problems, especially congestive heart failure (CHF), are prone to hospitalization. Our cardiac team uses a comprehensive approach to stabilize the patient’s condition, reduce hospitalizations, promote independence, and improve overall quality of life.

Chronic heart conditions include:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (MI or AMI)
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Angioplasty & Stent Placement
  • Aorta Disease & Marfan Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Tachycardia/Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Stroke

Managing chronic diseases is crucial for effectively handling cardiac and cardiovascular conditions.

It ensures that patients comprehend their treatment plans and medications, enabling them to sustain their condition and reclaim a fulfilling life.

Our cardiac care program provides expert care, education, support, and encouragement, empowering patients to actively participate in their care.

The team supports various conditions, including congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac bypass surgery, hypertension, pneumonia, and cardiac disease.

‘I’ve struggled with congestive heart failure (CHF) for most of my life. Every time I felt like I had it under control, something would make me feel hopeless. After knee surgery, my doctor referred me to Tri-County Home Care’s Cardiac Care program. Now, I feel empowered, especially after a nurse told me: “You’re in charge. Your disease needs to know this!” It made me laugh but those words stuck with me.’

How Cardiac Care Works

Our care program helps to actively understand and manage your conditions through:

  • Counseling and instruction on healthy lifestyle changes
  • Medical journaling to record daily progress
  • Vital sign measures (blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level and weight ) 
  • Early identification of new symptoms
  • Recognition of red flags and actions.
  • Medication management
  • Proper nutrition, diet and exercise
  • Home safety assessment, if needed.
  • Self-care techniques to counteract panic and anxiety

Can Cardiac Care Work For You?

  • Are you a Medicare recipient, over 65 or disabled?
  • Have you been diagnosed with heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension (high blood pressure) or pneumonia?
  • Have you had a heart attack or heart surgery?
  • Are you currently on medication to manage your heart and/or lung conditions?
  • Are you currently taking multiple medications to manage your heart and lung conditions?
  • Are you experiencing any complications from your condition?
  • Are you having difficulty with the instructions for your medications?
  • Do you have difficulty with daily activities?

 If you answered yes to 2+ of these questions, our disease management program may be helpful for you.