The Comfort of Home® for Chronic Heart Failure





The Comfort of Home® for Chronic Heart Failure is a simple and practical hands-on guide for patients and their caregivers to manage chronic heart failure through all the activities of daily living, understanding the treatment plan, setting up the home, and avoiding caregiver burnout.

Authors: Kay Kendall, MSW, LISW, ACSW; Jennifer Reese, RN, BSN; Paula Derr, RN; and Maria Meyer
Format: Soft cover, 7 x 9, 284 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9787903-3-2
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PRAISE   “This book is a unique resource for individuals who care for patients with chronic heart failure. It is packed with solid advice and practical tips for caregivers on how to take care of patients and themselves. It is written with passion and affection by individuals whose commitment and dedication to patients are evident on every page. It is an essential guide for anyone who cares for someone with chronic heart failure.”  —Steven E. Nissen MD MACC, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Readers will find simple and-easy to-understand information on practical heart failure caregiving issues. All the facts you need, helping you to:

  • understand the basics of heart failure and treatment of the disease
  • learn about the challenges of living with heart failure and the special care needs
  • read about effective ways of working with the health care team
  • find sources to help pay for care
  • easily handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and dressing
  • ensure proper nutrition and exercise—for you and the person in your care
  • handle any emergency and know when to call an ambulance
  • understand end-of-life health care documents and deal with grief
  • checklists, free and low-cost resources, and tips to make your caregiving job easier

AUTHORS Kay Kendall, MSW, LISW, ACSW, and Jennifer Reese, RN, BSN, both members of the Cleveland Clinic Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Team; Paula Derr, RN, Quality Coordinator at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center; and Maria Meyer, a longtime advocate for family caregivers and founder of CareTrust Publications. Read more about the authors.

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