Heart Failure in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care: Evidence and Strategies to Improve Transitions, Clinical Care, and Quality of Life

Arif Nazir, William D. Smucker

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) is highly prevalent among older patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). HF outcomes for SNF patients suffer because of many factors, including staff training, lack of physician availability, and failure to implement evidence-based care. AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has recently updated the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Heart Failure Management in SNFs. This review supplements the Guidelines with a robust focus on best practices for transitional care, symptom management, treatment and monitoring, and palliative care in patients with HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-831
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Palliative care
  • Post-acute care
  • Transitional care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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