Home Care for Heart Patients
Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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Home Care for Heart Patients


Cardiac Patients who demonstrate certain qualifying needs may receive home health services. Doylestown Hospital Visiting Nurses and Home Health Department is proud to report excellent clinical outcomes for cardiac patients.  Nurses work closely with your cardiologist to provide assessment and education regarding your heart disease.

According to current data collected nationally, our heart patients are rehospitalized less often than state and national averages.

Our patients experience improvement in their shortness of breath more often than state and national averages.

Home Health nationally reported outcomes can be found on the Medicare website at: http://www.medicare.gov/quality-care-finder (Then click on homeheath compare)

Home health can provide disease management including:

  • Education about heart disease
  • Understanding physical symptoms
  • Medications
  • Fluid/dietActivity (often with the help of a physical therapist or occupational therapist)
  • Weight management

 

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