Heart Disease and Heart Failure Care in Colorado Springs
Our focus is on enriching the well-being of the whole home.
Heart Disease refers to several types of heart conditions, and this umbrella is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. This affects people equally across gender and racial planes, and can be caused genetically or environmentally. Once an individual has a heart disease diagnosis, it may be time to bring in supplemental care. The most common symptoms to manage include fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness, swelling in the lower legs, numbness in the hands and feet, and irregular heartbeat. Performing self-care routines like bathing, dressing, and grooming can become extremely taxing, not to mention the burden of more complex tasks like cooking and cleaning. Taking on these responsibilities are only a few of the ways Gentle Shepherd can support those with heart disease.
Creating a customized care plan with input from the client, family, and medical team allows everyone involved the understanding of expectations and wishes. Our care staff are happy to plan and prepare low-sodium meals, or to assist with other doctor recommended diets. Our staff are trained to recognize changes in those with heart disease and monitor vital signs, reporting irregularities to the client’s medical team as necessary. While heart disease does cause increased fatigue, it is our goal to promote the independence of every person and maintain their dignity by encouraging them to perform as much of their daily routine as they are comfortable with, while providing oversight and assistance when the time is right.
As always, Gentle Shepherd is focused on enriching the well-being of the whole home; extending beyond the client, to deliver respite, relief, resources, and education to the family and support team.
What does Heart Disease & Heart Failure Care include?
Learn More: The Heart Foundation: www.theheartfoundation.org, American Heart Association: www.heart.org
We offer free, virtual care assessments so we can understand your loved ones needs.