Newsome Home Health Care Heart Failure Protocol

Newsome’s In Home Health Care Adheres to Heart Failure Protocols to Help Minimize the Impact of the Patient’s Condition

Newsome Home Health Heart Failure Goals of Care

  • Patient will maintain optimal cardiac function as evidenced by clear lung sounds, no shortness of breath, and absence of, or reduced edema
  • Vital signs will be within normal limits for the patient
  • Increased activity tolerance related to cardiovascular status
  • Reduce rate of hospitalization

The Heart Failure Patient and Caregiver will be Instructed on the Following:

  • Daily weights (when to weigh, reason for weights, recording weights, and when to notify MD/RN)
  • Notify MD of weight changes based on individual MD recommendations
  • Lower extremity elevation
  • Activity pacing
  • Use of TED hose (if ordered)
  • Measures to promote circulation
  • Medication management and adherence
  • Fluid restriction (if ordered)
  • Diet management
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Smoking cessation

Key Assessment Points for Heart Failure Patients:

  • Weight (obtain from patient’s daily weight chart)
  • Orthostatic blood pressure
  • Edema
  • Lung and heart sounds
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Medication adherence
  • Adherence with diet and/or fluid restrictions

Let Us Help

If you or a loved has a condition due to heart failure and needs professional In-home health care, contact us today to get a complimentary in-home assessment.

(815) 744-4770

Why Choose Newsome Home Health Care?


We are Medicare and JCAHO Certified


We have an experienced team of professionals


We regularly update the referring physician on the patient‛s progress


We offer a full range of services:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies
  • Home Health Care Aides
  • Medical Social Services

Home Care Assessment

If you need a home health care assessment please call us at (815) 744-4770

Physician Patient Referral

Use our online contact form or call us at (815) 744-4770, or fax us a face sheet (order for home health), face to face (required for medicare) to fax: (815) 744-4755

Business Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

We also have an emergency line for our clients that can be called 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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Contact us today for more information or to request a home healh care assessment for professional care in your home

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