Nursing the Heart

The Royal Falmouth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Royal Megansett Nursing and Retirement Home in North Falmouth are among the centers that have purchased newly FDA-approved fluid monitors to help patients with heart, kidney and other fluid-related health issues.

Both are part of the Royal Health Group, owner of six skilled nursing facilities south of Boston

The manufacturer reports that the noninvasive ZOE Monitor can detect early heart failure up to two weeks before weight gain and other symptoms, providing early detection of fluid congestion. 

The device will be used by all Royal skilled nursing facilities, which offer comprehensive disease management for patients living with heart failure.