Although the incidence of heart failure has remained stable over the past 50 years, the prevalence of heart failure in the United States has steadily increased. Heart failure is the primary reason for 12 to 15 million office visits and 6.5 million hospital stays yearly.1
The good news is, a non-lethal cardiac event can often become a "wake up call" for employees to take better care of themselves—and you can help. For individuals diagnosed by their doctor with heart failure, a program that guides healthier actions can be a welcome support.
The AllOne Health Heart Failure Program serves as a path to a better quality of life for individuals managing the daily symptoms of heart failure.
Program resources include:
-Telephone support by a Health Coach, who is a registered nurse
-Coordination of care with doctor
-Access to individualized education on CVD-related topics including:
- Disease knowledge, symptom management
- Blood pressure
- Medication management
- Physical activity
- Cholesterol management
1 O'Connell JB, Bristow MR. Economic impact of heart failure in the United States: time for a different approach. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1994; 13: S107–S112.