1. Suter, Paula M. BSN, MA, CCP
  2. Gorski, Lisa A. MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN
  3. Hennessey, Beth BSN, MSN
  4. Suter, W. Newton PhD


Heart failure (HF) is a progressive condition and is associated with high patient mortality rates and frequent hospitalizations. This article provides an overview of clinical, self-management support, and care transitions best practices for HF care in the home care sector. Clinicians armed with competencies in HF management are positioned to meet the 3-part aim of healthcare reform: improved health, better care, and lower cost.