Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects almost five million people in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Patients with CHF have weak blood vessels that cannot pump blood effectively, often due to a heart attack or high blood pressure. CHF is a serious disease for which there is no cure; however, it can be successfully managed through LIFT Disease Management, in partnership with your primary care provider or cardiologist.

CHF pateints attend weekly educational classes that cover a variety of subjects, including:

  • Medications
  • Dietary modifications/weight control
  • Stress management
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Smoking cessation support


Jackson Madison County General Hospital offers a Kick the Habit Smoking Cessation Class.
Kick the Habit is a four week course and features a multi-disciplinary approach and support group atmosphere. Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Exercise Specialist and Dietitian.

  • Week 1: Everything you need to know about Nicotine and it’s negative effects on the body
  • Week 2:  Methods to deal with withdrawal symptoms-Stress reduction techniques and exercise
  • Week 3:  Pharmaceutical Ways to assist with tobacco cessation
  • Week 4:  Nutritional education to assist with weight control  and financial gains related to tobacco cessation

Classes are held at Jackson General’s LIFT Wellness Center located in downtown Jackson.
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm on Thursday evenings
Call Lift Disease Management at 731-425-6956 to register for this course.
Cost is $50, but upon completion, a $50 Lift gift certificate will be given.

Free Nutritional Support

A great benefit to LIFT Disease Management is the free nutritional support you will receive from our registered dietitian. You can attend free classes on congestive heart failure and diabetes. These classes are offered monthly to assist you in your nutritional needs.

Located at LIFT Wellness Center

101 Jackson Walk Plaza
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731-425-6956
Fax: 731-425-6966

How to Enroll

1. Call LIFT Disease Management at 731-425-6956. We will work closely with your primary care provider or your cardiologist, and results/progress reports will be sent back to this provider.

2. If you and your physician decide this program is right for you, you will be assigned to a nurse case manager and begin the free LIFT Disease Management program.

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Health Aware

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.