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Interim HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest home care, home healthcare and hospice providers, is offering supplemental support to patients with heart failure. The service will be part of the Sunrise, FL-based firm’s HomeLife Enrichment program.

Patients diagnosed with heart failure, and their families will have access to information on diet, exercise, rest and medication. The program stresses the importance of measuring weight and recognizing signs of depression, especially in newly diagnosed patients. 

“Home healthcare professionals are uniquely suited to provide personal and comprehensive care to help support the millions of Americans living with heart failure,” Jennifer Sheets, president and CEO, Interim HealthCare Inc., said in a statement. “By working side by side with the individual, their loved ones and their full care teams, Interim HealthCare creates a holistic approach to support their mind, body, spirit and family. This approach ultimately helps them on a path toward self-care to manage their condition and live a healthier, fulfilling life.”

An estimated 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, and it’s estimated that 1 in 5 people will develop the condition at some point during their lives. 

Interim HealthCare is one of the oldest home care firms in the U.S. The company has more than 300 independent franchises in 41 states, and serves roughly 173,000 clients.