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Hospice of Cincinnati, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), offers the HOC Advanced Cardiac Care Program to address one of the nation’s largest killers of Americans – heart disease. This program provides the hospice care needed in the place called home, surrounded by the people and things loved most.

Managing the symptoms you experience most:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling in your arms, legs or abdomen due to a build-up of fluid
  • Feeling tired
  • Persistent cough or congestion
  • Loss of appetite or nausea
  • Anxiety or restlessness

By helping to manage these symptoms, and incorporating self-care techniques, we can keep you out of the hospital or emergency room and provide care in the comfort of your own home.

How do I know if this program is right for me?

If you have had frequent hospitalizations, are on optimal doses of your heart medications and continue to have symptoms such as: trouble breathing, chest pain, swelling or other heart problems, it may be time to learn more about hospice.

How can I learn more?

Contact us today for more information or ask a doctor about contacting Hospice of Cincinnati.

How is the Advanced Cardiac Care Program different than other hospice services?

To be eligible for this program, you must meet eligibility for hospice care (a diagnosis of a serious, terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less). The HOC Advanced Cardiac Care program provides additional benefits such as:

  • Frequent home visits and calls by a nurse who has received specialized training to evaluate and manage cardiac symptoms
  • Being part of a care team that includes home visits with a clinical team member with specialized cardiac training
  • Medications to effectively manage your symptoms so you can continue to do the things you enjoy
  • Specialized cardiac protocols to monitor changes and prevent symptoms from getting worse
  • Additional supportive care from Chaplains, Social Workers, Nursing Assistants and Volunteers

All patients enrolled in the HOC Advanced Cardiac Care Program will receive the Patient and Caregiver Booklet which contains the best standards of care for end stage heart failure.

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