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HEART DISEASE

There are more than 27 million Americans coping with heart disease, and the issues can vary widely-from high blood pressure and high cholesterol to swelling in the legs and a dry cough. Managing the disease properly can go a long way toward preventing dangerous complications, including heart attack and stroke.

At Partners in Care, we can create a Plan of Care to help keep heart disease in check, and we assign a specially trained home health aide or skilled nurse, depending upon the type of care you need or desire, to help you manage your condition. Our home care professionals coordinate with your medical team, help you prevent complications and reduce stress by supporting you and your loved one.

 

A typical plan may include:

  • Help managing medications prescribed by your doctor to treat and control high blood pressure, cholesterol and angina.
  • Assistance following a heart-healthy diet (such as limiting alcohol and sodium intake).
  • Supporting you with essential lifestyle changes like getting adequate rest, quitting smoking and exercising regularly.
  • Identifying and minimizing factors that could impair and worsen your condition, such as strenuous activity, heavy meals and extreme temperatures.
  • Teaching you how to recognize symptoms that require immediate attention, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing or light-headedness.
  • Encouraging behaviors that speed up recovery, such as regular exercise, a low-fat and low-sodium diet.
  • Monitoring the client's blood pressure daily.

HEART DISEASE RESOURCES