CHF/HTN Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab

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.  Symptoms of this condition include increased blood pressure and breathing problems, even at rest.¹

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

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing
    Complete History and Physical                        Medication Review and Teaching
    Vital Sign Monitoring Teaching                         Assess for Telehealth Monitoring Devices
    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

¹ 2011, PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine