Heart failure occurs when the heart muscles can’t pump blood properly and fluids build up around the heart, lungs, or abdomen. Patients with end-stage congestive heart failure and terminal heart disease can benefit from hospice care to help avoid some of these ongoing hospital visits. In terms of eligibility criteria for congestive heart failure, a patient might have:
- Functional impairment
- Poor response to diuretics
- Tightness in the chest
- Chest pain
- Impaired heart rhythm
- Changes in appetite
- Decline in endurance
Managing CHF and heart disease symptoms
At New Vision Hospice & Palliative Care, we offer support and care for patients suffering from congestive heart failure and heart disease. Our team is available to patients and their families to provide support and to answer any questions they may have. For end-stage CHF patients, we are there to help manage their symptoms and keep them as comfortable as possible. If you believe your loved one isn’t ready for hospice care or doesn’t meet eligibility criteria, our palliative care team can work with you to treat symptoms and address your family’s concerns before hospice care commences.
If you believe your loved one meets criteria for hospice care, it’s important to have a conversation with our team quickly. We can meet with families at their location at any time. If you have questions about whether your loved one meets requirements for hospice care, call our team today for a consultation.