Optimizing Care Of Heart Failure Patients In Skilled Nursing Facilities

Published: April 08, 2015

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  • This statement provides guidance for the management of patients with heart failure who reside in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Heart Failure patients in skilled nursing facilities are typically older and sicker than their counterparts receiving care in a community setting.
  • These new guidelines address the unique issues facing these patients and provide recommendations for their medical management, nursing care, end-of-life issues, device management, exercise, and outcome measures for ensuring quality of care.