In-Home Care Services Specialized for Seniors with Heart Conditions
Arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries” occurs when the inside walls of an artery become thicker and less elastic. The thickening reduces the area available for blood flow. Although arteriosclerosis reveals few symptoms at first, as plaque grows, it narrows the artery and in some cases blocks it entirely. This can lead to angina and heart attacks.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is often encountered in the elder care field. It occurs when the heart cannot pump out enough blood to meet the needs of the body. All forms of heart disease may eventually lead to CHF. CHF is the most common cause of death for people over the age of 65. Approximately 75% of our clients are over the age of 65, making this disease very important in the senior health care arena.
Right at Home has extensive experience in prevention and care with regard to home care solutions for clients with Heart Disease. We can customize a program that puts our client on a heart healthy diet, assist with physician-prescribed special exercises for heart clients, and help with daily activities of living. The daily activities most often requested by our clients with Heart Disease include:
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Errand Services
- Grocery Shopping
- Incidental Shopping
- Laundry & Linen Washing
- Clothes Shopping
- Develops and/or implements a heart healthy diet (including shopping and meal preparation, if necessary)
- Assists with physician-prescribed exercises
- Helps with the daily activities of living (such as Homemaking and Hygiene)
- Provides medication reminders
Heart Disease Information and Resources
- More than 80 million people in the U.S. and U.K. have some form of cardiovascular disease.
- More than 35 percent of all deaths in those countries can be attributed to heart disease.
- For a great resource on living with and preventing heart disease, visit the American Heart Association’s Healthy Lifestyle section.
My name is Bonny H and I live in Texas. My mother, Betty H, was under the care of your employee, Robin G, in Louisville for the last two years of her life and I am writing to thank you for that.
Having Robin in her life provided my mom with a sense of security, comfort, and humor that she needed far more than any of us realized. Her demise was so rapid we were all shocked, and I believe it was her mental condition and that there's not much anyone could have done. Robin made my Mom feel safe, and gave her a light in a darkening world that Mom could hold on to while we were unable to be there.
In a perfect world, we would all take care of our own, I am sure you know that as well as anyone. Due to the pressures of the modern world, and the typical dysfunction of many families, that is not always possible. Thanks to the people like Robin, and companies like yours, we have a fallback resource and can feel comfortable knowing that our loved ones, whether they be too difficult or too far away, will be cared for.
Robin has become a member of our family, and even with Mom's passing, I still call Robin to chat and we remain friends. She is trustworthy, dependable, confident, knowledgeable, and more than capable and all of this with a sense of humor that is priceless. We were certainly a lucky family to have her help. My mom loved her like a daughter, and we will never ever forget all that she did for Mom and therefore, for us.
Bonny H., Daughter
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