Frontier Home Health serves rural communities across Alaska, Colorado, Idaho Montana, Washing and Wyoming, We know that our residents are known for their independent and pioneering spirit; therefore, we are committed to helping them regain this lifestyle. When you choose home health care, we provide skilled healthcare in the comfort, convenience, and safety of your own home. “Home” includes a private residence, independent retirement facility, assisted living facility or group home.
Benefits of Home Health Care
Care is provided to you in the comfort of your home.
Your care is coordinated with your physician.
Care and services are based on your specific medical needs.
Frequent updates are provided to your physician.
Home Health monitoring may prevent complications or hospitalization.
When Home Health Care is Beneficial
Following hospitalization from conditions like stroke, heart attack or pneumonia
When a chronic condition such as congestive heart failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) worsen
With a new diagnosis that requires professional attention
During cancer treatment when treatment side effects are problematic
When a medical condition requires infusion therapy, colostomy or foley catheter care
Following surgery, such as joint replacement, open heart, abdominal or back surgery
When wound care is necessary including follow-up and collaboration with wound care clinics
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Program
Frontier Home Health Care Congestive Heart Failure Program
The goal of Frontier Home Health’s Heart Failure program is to improve your ability to self-manage and to be as active as possible. Through education, support and collaboration with your physician, we can help you manage symptoms associated with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
Our education materials and self-monitoring tools are the same materials used by your community medical providers. We visit with you in your home and provide the support you need to manage your condition.
Our CHF Program goals are to help you:
Become knowledgeable about CHF
Feel confident about managing CHF symptoms
Develop good dietary and self-care habits
Be more active and feel less anxious
How our CHF Program Works For You
Once we receive a referral from your doctor, we will arrange to make a home visit within 48 hours, unless you or your doctor request otherwise. You will be assigned an RN Case Manager who will assess your condition, consult with your physician and adapt the CHF Plan of Care specifically to meet your needs. In addition to nursing care, your CHF Plan of Care may involve services from a physical and/or occupational therapist, a social worker or home health aide. Your RN Case Manager and other assigned members of the home health team will make home visits to work with you and will continuously assess your condition. Your physician will be kept informed of your progress and consulted as needed if any issues arise.
CHF Program services include:
Education: Education and self-monitoring tools
Monitoring and Support: Monitoring of vital signs, weight, food and fluid intake
Medication and Symptom Management: Medication education, monitoring of response to medications, effectiveness, and side effects
Discharge Plan: Preparation for discharge from service and phone support for 12 weeks following discharge