It may surprise some people to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death of all women, more fatal than all the cancers combined
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing in on the best ways that caregivers can support heart health in seniors.
“It may surprise some people to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death of all women, more fatal than all the cancers combined,” says Rick Heinz, owner of Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region. “It is an area of particular focus because 20% of patients discharged from the hospital with heart disease are readmitted primarily due to insufficient home care.”
Heinz states that helping to properly support heart health is something that needs to be handled better. Given how major of a problem heart disease has been and continues to be for men and women, there exists a need to continue educating caregivers and pushing to provide the best service possible to maintain and improve the health of people recovering from heart disease.
“Signs of heart disease may not be instantly apparent, but caregivers and seniors themselves should be able to recognize the symptoms and react accordingly,” he adds. “Some of the symptoms include fatigue; weakness; loss of appetite; shortness of breath, whether active or lying down; and an irregular or fast pulse. Heart disease can set in slowly, so seniors and their caregivers really need to be aware of the symptoms, and any combination should be taken seriously.”
“Some steps can be taken to safely support heart health: preparing heart-healthy meals, encouraging regular exercise, and finding ways to manage stress are all important steps,” Heinz concludes. “It’s also important to set a schedule for medication reminders and really focus on keeping seniors engaged in their community, as positive social interaction goes a long way in helping the recovery process.”
Serving Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton and the surrounding areas, Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region provides older adults with high-quality, consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives within the comfort of their own home. In an effort to fully address the needs of mobile and homebound clients, Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region provides 24-7 live-in care, hourly home care, and hospital-to-home care. Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region’s caregivers are certified in multiple skills, including the Balanced Care Method, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, hospital-to-home care, and more. Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that a long-term contract is not required. To learn more about Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region, visit the company’s web site at http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca, contact Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region at 905-337-1200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our office at 90 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville.