Living with Heart Failure

McLean partners with physicians for our Living with Heart Failure Program to help patients better understand and manage symptoms, reduce risks for re-hospitalization and most importantly, improve quality of life for those living with congestive heart failure.

Our multifaceted program is designed to assist patients and caregivers with successful management of congestive heart failure by fostering self-management and providing a multidisciplinary approach with McLean’s team of nurses and occupational and physical therapists with the overall goal of proactively reducing urgent care visits and preventable re-hospitalizations.

This innovative program helps patients being discharged from the hospital to various settings, including the McLean Post Acute Center, at home with the McLean Home Care Team, at the Outpatient Center in Simsbury, or home with the McLean Hospice Team if the patient is in the advanced stages of heart disease and chooses to live well with comfort care.

Through McLean’s Living with Heart Failure programs, McLean Home Care offers telemonitoring, along with self-management skills designed to reduce hospitalizations.

McLean is proud to be part of the award-winning Qualidigm Heart Health Project designed to keep patients better and reduce hospital re-admissions of patients with “tired hearts” or chronic heart failure.