Hypertension/Stroke

Hypertension aka high blood pressure is a very common affliction for the elderly. It is often called a silent killer because you can have it for years without knowing it. In fact, about 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, but about 30 percent of them don't know it.

The best strategy for controlling and preventing high blood pressure is to begin with lifestyle changes. For the elderly this is often coupled with medication to reduce high blood pressure. Complications from medication can include inflamed and sore joints which reduce mobility. Right at Home’s specialty home care services can prepare a customized hypertension program that caters to your needs for striving toward a healthier lifestyle. These services include:

  • Develop a light exercise schedule
  • Coordinate a healthy meal plan
  • Errand Services
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Incidental Shopping
  • Laundry & Linen Washing
  • Clothes Shopping

Hypertension/Stroke Information and Resources

  • More than 50 million American and British citizens have high blood pressure. More than 30 percent of those affected don’t know it.
  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

"We have used Right at Home for my mom since 2005. I never worry about her since I know she is with loving caregivers. This is important when I am out of town a large part of the time. They are dependable and communicate immediately to me if there is a problem (ie: unusual behavior on my mom's part) I can phone the office with questions 24/7 and get immediate trun-around on my phone calls. When my mother has issues that I can't understand, I can always reach the nurses who can answer any medical questions. These and many more attributes I probably have missed makes Right at Home the only service for us. The caregivers decorate mom's room, help her with her makeup. On and on it goes."

-Patricia G.

Patricia G.