Huron, Perth & Area patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF, or Heart Failure) are a priority for population health management and system enhancements. These patients are medically complex and involve various sectors within the healthcare system to support their care.
The Huron, Perth & Area Ontario Health Team (HPA-OHT) accesses expertise from local, regional and provincial organizations to establish the full continuum of heart failure care and, in April 2022 move towards a spoke-hub-node system model for care.
Members of the CHF Working Group reviewed numerous online resources for patients/caregivers and care providers.
There are cardiac rehab programs accessible to our community that help support cardiac patients with healthy lifestyle changes. Cardiac rehab programs require a physician referral so talk to your family doctor or specialist if you wish to be referred to one of the following to see if you are eligible to partake:
Goderich Healthy Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation LINK
Stratford Family Health Team Cardiac Rehabilitation LINK
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre Cardiac Rehab LINK
London Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program LINK
Kitchener/Waterloo St Mary’s General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program LINK
Heart Failure Matters website provides practical information for patients, families and their caregivers. LINK
HeartLife Foundation is a Canadian patient led heart failure organization. LINK
Changing Care and Connecting the Dots – Resources for Caregivers in Huron Perth. The website helps caregivers across Huron and Perth counties find local services, programs and resources. LINK
A conversation guide to help people with heart failure when talking to their care providers created by Health Quality Ontario. LINK
The Healthcare Journey Binder was created by caregivers and healthcare providers to help improve the overall healthcare experience for people with an illness, disease, or medical condition. It can be used by anyone, including caregivers, to manage important healthcare information. LINK