Recovering from any serious cardiovascular condition is going to be difficult. Any steps that can be taken to help ease the recovery or make the recovery more comfortable should be considered.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is releasing its advice on the best and safest practices for rehabilitating after experiencing a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or one of many other cardiovascular conditions.
“Recovering from any serious cardiovascular condition is going to be difficult. Any steps that can be taken to help ease the recovery or make the recovery more comfortable should be considered,” says Rick Heinz, Owner of Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto. “It’s an emotional time for everyone involved when a parent or grandparent has to be hospitalized after some type of cardiovascular trouble, and having the opportunity to recover at home adds a level of familiarity and comfort that can aid in the recovery process.”
According to Heinz, if recovering at home is an option, then steps need to be taken to ensure that the most effective system is in place to accommodate a full recovery. The effect of a cardiac condition leaves the patient feeling weak, so a major point of emphasis needs to be the living environment. Putting a parent or grandparent on the first floor of the home with easy access to the bathroom and kitchen is a good start, as well as avoids them having to walk up and down any stairs, which can be a major cause of fatigue.
“Food becomes another cause for concern during recovery, with recovering from cardiac failure often meaning a change of diet,” he explains. “A healthy diet and balanced nutrition have to become a lifestyle. Certain foods are now off-limits because they can be detrimental to recovery.”
Heinz adds that another point of emphasis should be the management of medication. Cardiac rehabilitation usually comes with a number of medications that need to be taken daily, and knowing when to take these medications could make a senior’s days and nights more comfortable. Some of these medications may cause frequent visits to the bathroom, so it’s best they take those ones early in the day; that makes sleeping through the night without constantly waking up more likely.
“The overall message we at Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto hope patients recovering from a heart attack or congestive heart failure will take away from this is not to be afraid to ask for help,” Heinz concludes. “Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto is designed for situations just like these. We have experienced caregivers who understand what needs to be done for a safe recovery.”
Serving Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas, Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto is a home care company that provides older adults with high-quality, consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their home. In an effort to fully address their mobile and homebound clients’ lifestyle needs, Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto provides 24-7 live-in care, hourly home care, and hospital-to-home care and its caregivers are certified in skills including the Balanced Care Method, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospital-to-home care, and more. In addition, Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that it doesn’t require a long-term contract. To learn more about Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto, visit the company’s web site at http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca or call Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto at 905-337-1200.