Heart Failure

Bowes In Home Care’s heart failure patient management program provides daily diagnostic monitoring, clinical support and comprehensive education to engage patients in their own care and equip them with the skills to manage their heart failure from home.

Daily Diagnostic Monitoring and Trending

  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse Rate
  • Pulse Oximetry (optional)

Clinical Support

  • When to notify the care team
    • Sudden weight gain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Swelling in legs, ankles or feet
    • frequent coughing
    • feeling tired or weak
    • Stomach swelling
    • Loss of appetite
  • Managing heart failure symptoms
  • Monitoring fluid intake
  • Provider follow-up
    • Schedule appointments
    • Confirm transportation
  • Proper use of medications

Patient Education and Engagement

  • What is heart failure
  • Heart healthy diet
    • Reading food labels
    • Low salt diet
  • Health promotion and vaccines
  • Depression
  • Alcohol & tobacco use
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • Advance directives
  • Family and care giver assistance
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Safety with exercise
  • Living a healthy lifestyle
Patient question vary day by day and follow an advanced branching logic structure to gain deeper insights.
  •  Are you more short of beath today?
    • Are you feeling more short of breath with normal activities today?
      • Do you feel short of breath even when resting?

Day 1: Shortness of breath, edmea, what is heart failure
Day 4: Health promotion, keeping appointments, medications
Day 8: Sodium education and tips
Day 12: Emergency preparedness