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.

Right at Home has provided a continuous level of superior, professional companionship service to our 82-year-old mother who is afflicted with several Alzheimers-related medical issues. Through 24/7 supervision, Right at Home thoughtfully selected and assembled a qualified team of caring companions and nurses who have demonstrated an extraordinary committment and compassion, often in a challenging environment. Tasked with several responsibilities ranging from grocery shopping, to light house keeping, medical appointments, and personal assistance, Right at Home's caregivers have dramatically improved our Mother's overall socialization, disposition and well-being.

D. Mauch