Table of Contents – Heart Edition

Part One: Getting Ready

1.   What Is Heart Failure? 

2.  Heart Failure Risk Factors 

3.  Assessing and Diagnosing Heart Failure 

4.  Treatment of Heart Failure 

5.  Is Home Care for You? 

6.  Using the Health Care Team Effectively 

7.  Getting In-Home Help 

8.  Paying for Care  

9.  Planning for End-of-Life Care 

 

Part Two: Day by Day

10.  Setting Up a Plan of Care 

11.  How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout 

12.  Activities of Daily Living 

13.  Therapies 

14.  Special Challenges 

15.  Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise 

16.  Emergencies 

17.  Hospice Care 

Part Three: Additional Resources

18. Common Abbreviations 

19. Common Specialists

Caregiver Organizations

Glossary 

Index 

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