Services for and from the Heart
Services for – and from – the Heart
January 19, 2022
February is American Heart Month; a good time to consider how Charter Healthcare can help you and your loved ones navigate the complexities of serious heart-related illnesses and plan for appropriate care.
Did you know:
· Heart and circulatory diseases are the second-leading diagnoses for hospice patients.
· About 11% of American adults (or more than 1 in 9) have been diagnosed with heart disease.
· Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.
Among our essential services, Charter offers comprehensive hospice and palliative care that can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients dealing with prolonged heart and circulatory diseases.
Except in the event of a severe heart attack, heart failure usually does not occur suddenly, instead developing and progressing gradually over time. And because home is where the heart is, we understand that you would prefer to remain safely and comfortably in your own home while receiving post-acute care for cardiovascular illnesses.
Our goal is to provide the best care to address your needs and concerns, alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life as you navigate life-limiting illness.
Managing Your Care Together
Through our whole-person, patient-centered approach, Charter works with patients, their providers and loved ones to develop personalized plans of care that take into consideration medical, emotional and spiritual needs and wishes.
With the right care team by your side – comprised of doctors, nurses, specialists, case managers, social workers and home health aides – patients dealing with serious heart disease can enjoy the time they have with greater comfort and ease.
Managing life-limiting illnesses requires a coordinated team effort, and Charter providers are here for you. Our specially trained care teams ensure you continue to receive quality, compassionate care where you need it to help avoid unnecessary emergency room visits or hospital readmissions often associated with advanced heart disease persisting for months or even years.
As your partner in care, we’re also by your side as you explore what matters most to you and make decisions for the future. At Charter, our qualified health care professionals work to help you identify your goals and medical treatment preferences so you have a plan in place in the event you can’t speak for yourself. As we navigate your post-acute health care journey together, prioritizing advance care planning can bring comfort and peace of mind to patients and their families.
No matter what your needs are as you manage your heart-related or other serious illness, Charter is committed to helping you navigate your post-acute care journey.
Contact us to learn more about the Charter difference.