If you or one of your loved one is living with heart failure, you know the special needs and challenges you must face on a day to day basis. You can be feeling fine one moment and then the next moment you can experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or fluid retention which are difficult to manage at home without some assistance. The Heart to Heart program can help manage your condition so unwanted trips to the emergency room or hospitalizations may become unnecessary.
The Heart to Heart Program offers a specially trained team of health care professionals who provide care and support in your home. The team is made up of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, Home Health Aides, and volunteers whose goal is managing your unique symptoms and enhancing your emotional and spiritual well- being while remaining in your home. This team is available 24 hours a day to respond to your needs and will make home visits when needed. If your symptoms are not able to be managed at home, we will help arrange for hospitalization and work with the hospital staff to get your symptoms under control and get you home as soon as possible.
Because Heart to Heart works in collaboration with your physician and area hospitals we can work to try and make those visits less frequent, shorter and quicker. Our focus is to help you live as normal a life as you can…at home surrounded by the people and things you love most. Would you like to know more about the program? It’s as easy calling 315-634-1100 and asking for a Heart to Heart specialist. By the way when you call you get to talk to a live person! After hours and on weekends, our operators will have a Heart to Heart specialist get back to you usually within an hour or two.