The Memorial Heart Failure Disease Management Program is now available at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Heart Failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalization among older adults, and the number of people diagnosed with heart failure has increased significantly in recent years. Early recognition is critical because heart failure can be a debilitating condition.
Heart failure occurs when your heart is weakened and is unable to pump effectively. People with heart failure may experience shortness of breath, swelling, feelings of fullness and fatigue. Treatments are available that help those with heart failure feel better, stay out of the hospital, improve quality life and live longer.
The Memorial Heart Failure Disease Management Program at ALMH takes a proactive, multidisciplinary team approach to prevention and treatment of heart failure. Participants will learn how to recognize early signs and symptoms of heart failure and seek treatment. Highly skilled professionals work closely with each patient to outline and individualize the treatment plan involving mediations, diet, and exercise and lifestyle modifications. Patient and family education is also provided emphasizing the signs and symptoms of worsening heart failure and the need for early intervention. The program is offered the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Valet parking is available during those hours.
For more information about the program, please call ALMH at 217-605-5112. If you feel you could benefit from the services provided by Memorial’s Heart Failure Disease Management Program, please contact your physician to see if this program is right for you.
ALMH, an affiliate of Memorial Health System, is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. For more information, visit ALMH.org.