As a family caregiver, the term heart failure can be terrifying.
This sounds like your senior’s heart has just stopped beating, or stopped working. This is not the case. Instead, heart failure refers to a specific condition in which the heart muscle is too weakened to effectively and efficiently beat enough blood throughout the body. While this can be a very dangerous condition, it is manageable. Understanding heart failure, sometimes referred to as congestive heart failure, as much as possible can enable you to help your parent to manage their condition in the best ways possible, and ensure they get the medical care they need to keep their condition under control as they age in place.
Some things you should know about heart failure include:
- Just under six million adults throughout the United States are living with heart failure
- More than 10% of deaths each year, approximately one in nine deaths, have heart failure as a contributing factor
- Approximately half of those who are diagnosed with heart failure will die within 5 years of diagnosis
- There are many risk factors for heart failure, including some health issues such as diabetes and coronary heart disease
Lifestyle modifications are critical to the management of heart failure.
Talk to your senior’s doctor about their heart failure diagnosis, and get recommendations for how you can help them to manage this condition in your daily care routine. A controlled diet, managing weight, and medication are common means of management and treatment of heart failure.
If you have been looking for ways to enhance your senior’s health and quality of life, elder care may be the ideal solution.
Having an elderly home care services provider in the home with your aging loved one means they have continued to dedicated, personalized care specifically designed with them as an individual in mind. This means they will get the care and support they need when they need it to manage their limitations and challenges, fill their daily needs, and pursue a lifestyle that is as active, independent, and meaningful to them as possible.
These services can include safe and reliable transportation, companionship and activities, assistance with personal care needs such as bathing, meal preparation, medication reminders, and more. As a family caregiver, knowing your parent has this care can help you to experience less stress and enable you to focus your energy and attention in the most effective and efficient ways possible.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care in Havertown, PA, please talk to the caring staff at Better Care Home Health Services LLC today. Serving individuals and their families in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties. Call Today: (267) 766-5218
Better Care Home Health Services is a family-owned agency dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive home health care to individuals and families of Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties. We are honored that God has blessed us with the opportunity to positively impact and change people’s lives. It is our mission to ensure that we provide the very best of care to our clients.
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