It is important to be aware of symptoms of Heart Disease. Identifying these symptoms and treating them early can greatly decrease your riskAmerican Heart Month graphic of Heart Disease. If you are experiencing chest, neck, jaw or arm pain, frequent indigestion, or palpitations, you could have a heart condition.

What are some ways to prevent this? Take a look at your health. Smoking, a bad diet, obesity, little to no exercise, diabetes and many more factors can accelerate your heart condition. “Regular cardiovascular screening is important because it helps you detect risk factors in their earliest stages. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes and pharmacotherapies, if appropriate, before it ultimately leads to the development of cardiovascular disease.” [1] If it has been determined that you have Heart Disease, there are many resources to help make daily living less challenging.

How Home Care Can Help

A professional CarePlus caregiver can provide assistance with daily activities increasing the quality of life for those with Heart Disease. With homecare services in place, individuals with Heart Disease can live more comfortably spending less time trying to adjust to life’s daily demands.

Customized Care Plans

Dealing with the everyday difficulties of Heart Disease can be easier with assistance from a compassionate professional. CarePlus can create a customized plan for your loved one to address a variety of needs:

  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Preparing nutritious meals and assisting with feeding
  • Transferring from bed to wheelchair to chair, as needed
  • Help with restroom use, bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Positioning to achieve proper alignment when on bed rest
  • Medication and personal safety reminders
  • Light housekeeping, running errands, and scheduling events
  • Offering friendly conversation and emotional support
  • Encouraging and planning social activities and exercise

Information & Resources

To request a free in-home assessment, contact CarePlus Home Health at 301-740-8870.

Living with Heart Disease is stressful to begin with, and taking small steps to reduce stress for everyone involved.  For more information about the American heart Association please access their website or call 1-800-AHA-USA1.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

[1] Heart-Health Screenings, “American Heart Association.” http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Heart-Health-Screenings_UCM_428687_Article.jsp#.V2lKRqLgpzw (May 20, 2016).