Support for Members with Heart Failure

The leading causes of heart failure are conditions that damage the heart, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Managing these underlying conditions on a daily basis can impact how you feel and help you stay healthier.

Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped working. It is a progressive condition, meaning that over time the heart gets weaker and doesn’t pump as well. Damage to the heart weakens its pumping or squeezing ability. Your heart must work harder to move blood throughout your body.

What Our Heart Failure Support Program Offers 

  • A nurse and a dietitian to answer your health questions 
  • Personal support from a health coach  to help you reach your health and wellness goals 
  • Ongoing support to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes 
  • Newsletters with current and helpful information about your health condition

There is no cost for the program for eligible PacificSource members.

Real Life Newsletter

Real Life is our member newsletter offering news and tips for condition support.

Spring/Summer 2020 (PDF) - mails April

  • Focus on the Physical: A Guide to Feeling Your Best
  • Guidelines for Individuals with Heart Failure
  • Plan It Out
  • Member Success Story: Every Little Bit Adds Up
  • Helpful Benefits

Fall/Winter 2019 (PDF) 

  • Prone to the Winter Blues? 
  • The Power to Be Prepared 
  • Member Success Story: Momentum through Accountability 
  • No-Cook Oatmeal 

Spring/Summer 2019 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Tai Chi May Improve Quality of Life
  • Meet Your Team
  • Member Success Story: “Living Proof” You Can Make a Comeback
  • Egg Roll Bowl

Fall 2018 (PDF) - mails November

  • Eating Heart-Healthy Foods
  • Block Winter Bugs with Timely Vaccines
  • Oral Health & Overall Health: The Connection
  • Minestrone Soup

Spring/Summer 2018 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Hypertension Intervention
  • 7 “B’s” for Healthy BP
  • High Blood Pressure and Heart Failure
  • Stress Reduction Strategies
  • Member Corner: Learning to Slow Down and Prioritize Health Leads to Big Wins
  • Quinoa and Beans with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

Fall 2017 (PDF) - mails in September

  • Sleep: Your Inner Healer 
  • Flu 101 
  • Pneumonia Vaccine Facts 
  • Member Corner: A Second Chance 
  • Sleep Apnea 
  • Spanish-Style Salmon with Garbanzo Beans and Spinach

Summer 2017 (PDF) - mailed in June

  • Get F.I.T.T.! - Aerobic Activity Guidelines, Strength Training Guidelines, Flexibility Training Guidelines, Plan It Out, Special Considerations
  • Cranberry Apple Quinoa Cereal

Spring 2017 (PDF) - mailed in February

  • Put Your Best Fork Forward!
  • Smart Snacking
  • Power Up Your Day with Breakfast
  • Make Your Veggies Leafy
  • Brighten Your Dinner with Latin Flavors

Winter 2016 (PDF) - mailed in December

  • How to Live Well with Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Action Plan
  • 4 Signs You May Be Malnourished
  • Protein-packed Veggie Frittata

Fall 2016 (PDF) - mailed in September

  • DASH Toward Health!
  • A Day on the DASH
  • Putting It All Together: a Sample DASH Menu
  • High Blood Pressure Can Be Controlled with These Steps
  • Cod with Lemon and Caper Sauce
  • Get a Jump on Flu Season!

Summer 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late May

  • Consciously Choose Your Unconscious Habits
  • Habits Worth Creating
  • Healthy Habit Tracker
  • Five Habits for Healthy Blood Pressure
  • Recipe: Picnic Burritos

Spring 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late February

  • Savor the Flavor of Nourishing Foods
  • Member Corner - You’re Stronger Than You Know
  • Recipe: Southwest Mason Jar Salad
  • Recipe: Autumn Delight Baked Oatmeal
  • Recipe: Spicy Salmon Burger with Cabbage Slaw

    Questions?

    For more information about our Heart Failure Program, we encourage you to contact us. 

    To learn more about our Condition Support Program, download our flier: Real Life Support for You.

     

    InTouch for Members

    Heart Failure Resources

    American Heart Association
    Heart.org

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Cardiovascular Health Program
    cdc.gov

    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    www.nhlbi.nih.gov

    Heart Failure Online 
    Heartfailure.org

    Last updated 4/13/2020