My mom was diagnosed with heart failure about a month ago and has been in hospital and rehab. She is going home next week. I know what symptoms to look for and know I need to keep a daily log of her weight and blood pressure. But her nurse practitioner told me to keep a detailed log of bodily symptoms like belly swelling, heart rate, etc., as well as mood changes, rating them on a scale. My mother is losing her memory, very frail and it will take all I have to just get her up and onto the scale each morning. I just cannot do a detailed log, which I think should be handled by a nurse or other health care professional. I would think it would be enough to be aware of problems like swelling, cough, etc. and just note if they worsen, rather than rate a dozen things on a scale each morning. We will have a visiting nurse and the nurse practitioner will come a few times a month. And I am looking for a home health aide. Has anyone else had this experience where they were asked to keep such a detailed log? Thanks.