1. Education for Self-Care Management of HF Residents
This chapter will focus on the role of the nursing staff and other members of the interdisciplinary team to enable residents and/or their caregivers to manage self-care when they return home. Education needs to be provided with consideration of functional deficits, other chronic diseases, possible cognitive changes, and health literacy. Education will include content related to diet, activity, medications, and signs and symptoms that suggest worsening of chronic disease.