Heart Failure Caregiver Support Group

Description

Becoming a caregiver for someone with heart failure requires a long-term commitment of time and energy.

Managing heart failure isn’t always easy, and people who’ve been diagnosed may not be able to do it alone. Physically, they often can’t handle all the tasks they once could. The diet and lifestyle changes, medications and depression may be stressful and difficult. Family members and friends provide a much-needed source of care and support.

Healthcare professionals ask people with heart failure to change their lives by:

  • eating differently
  • remembering medications
  • paying closer attention to their bodies
  • reducing stress

Such changes are hard because they often require breaking long-held habits. But they’re usually easier when loved ones get involved. If you live with or are close to someone who has heart failure, you’re likely to have the greatest impact on their success in following instructions from the healthcare team.

As a caregiver, you need a plan and you need support. Attend a support group with Dr. Linda Daniel and the Behavior Health Care Team.

When: Fourth Monday of each month

Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm; Evening Session: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Start Time

August 28, 2017 1:30 PM

End Time

August 28, 2017 2:30 PM

Start Time

August 28, 2017 5:30 PM

End Time

August 28, 2017 6:30 PM

Location

IU Health Edmund F. Ball Medical Education Center,
Consultation Room, First Floor, 221 N. Celia Avenue

Contact

For more information, call 765.747.3773.

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