HeartBeats Cardiac Care Program
HeartBeats is a special cardiac care program of Porter Hills Home Care. Our goal is to help cardiac patients reach their best health in spite of their heart condition(s). We hope to achieve this goal by providing patients with the skills necessary to manage their condition at home and by keeping them out of the hospital.
The HeartBeats program focuses on the care of patients with one or more of the following four heart conditions:
- Heart failure (CHF)
- Atrial Fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm)
- Post-heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI)
- Post-bypass surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft or CABG)
Porter Hills clinicians take the time to work with our patients in order to help them better understand their condition, medications, diet, activity level, and other lifestyle changes they can make to positively impact their health.
We have developed specialized patient guides and educational material based on the latest research which allows both patients and family members to be active participants in their treatment. These guides are based on measurable and achievable goals, allowing all members of the health care team to track progress and customize their in-home visits to the individual patient’s needs.
In addition, our clinicians have many tools they can use to better care for our cardiac patients. We can provide 24-hour telemonitoring in the home. Patients can check their blood pressure, pulse, oxygen level, and weight and a Life EMS staff member monitors the results. Also, we can perform an ECG in the home or give IV medications as needed.
To schedule a visit, or for more information please call us at 616-949-5140 or send us a message.