Common Conditions and Diagnosis for CHF or HTN Program

  • Diagnosis of CHF or HTN Shortness of Breath and Fatigue
  • Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease Recurrent or Chronic Swelling/Edema of the leg
  • Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure or CHF is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. It is a chronic condition but sometimes can develop suddenly. As the heart’s pumping is lost, blood may back up in other areas of the body. Fluid will build up in the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and the arms and the legs. The symptoms of this condition include increased blood pressure and breathing problems, even at rest.¹

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing

  • Complete History and Physical Medication
  • Review and Teaching
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Nutrition and Diet Education
  • Weight Loss or Gain Monitoring and Teaching
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Room Visit Protocol Teaching
  • Oxygen Program
  • Educational Tools for Patient and Caregiver

Physical Therapy

  • Complete Therapy Assessment
  • Strength and ROM Assessment
  • Sensory & Proprioception Assessment
  • Functional Ambulation Program
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Supervised Strengthening and Conditioning Exercise
  • Patient /Caregiver Education
  • Equipment Evaluation and Proper Use

Occupational Therapy

  • Complete OT Assessment
  • ADL’s Retraining
  • Work Modification Energy Conservation Education

Home Health Aide
Grooming and Bathing Assistance Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

2011, PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine