How Can Elder Care Help a Senior with High Blood Pressure?

Posted: 1/31/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare
Throughout the United States, approximately 32% of the adult population is living with high blood pressure -- more than 75 million people. Of those afflicated, experts estimate 54% do not manage their condition effectively and consistently. This puts them at tremendous risk of serious health consequences and complications, including increased risk for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, stroke, aneurysm and even Alzheimer's disease.

If you are a caregiver who suspects Mom or Dad is suffering from high blood pressure (or if you already know of their affliction), proper care and management is essential. 

It can be challenging to keep up with regular medicaction schedules and be 100% positive Mom or Dad is following through on their recommended course of action to treat high blood pressure. Elderly home care services are an excellent way to keep your loved one on track with treatment while alleviating some of the time- and stress-burden you're facing with care.

Having an elderly home care services provider in the home with your senior loved one on a regular basis provides support and personalized services designed to help manage health conditions, including high blood pressure, and live a lifestyle that is as healthy, safe and fulfilling.

Some of the ways eldercare can help seniors with high blood pressure include:

1. Companionship and emotional support that can help seniors make better lifestyle choices, including diet and habits like smoking. This can lead to dramatically improved blood pressure and overall health.

2. Providing assistance with tasks like grocery shopping, to help seniors stock their homes with healthy foods and give their bodies what they need to thrive and stay healthy.

3. Meal preparation assistance so senior loved ones have access to healthy, satisfying meals that also suit their personal tastes.

4. Encouragement to get and stay physically active to combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. An elder home care provider can help seniors find physical activities they enjoy, like taking walks, participating in senior aerobics or water aerobics, dance classes and more. Their transportation, support and assistance can be instrumental in encouraging seniors to keep up with these activities on a regular basis.

5. Medication and guideline reminders to keep seniors compliant with their doctors' instructions. These reminders help elderly loved ones remember when and how to take their medications, as well as how to follow through with the guidelines given to them by their doctors.

Elder home care services can help with high blood pressure -- and so much more.

Elder home care is a fantastic way to enhance the quality of life for seniors, helping them to manage their challenges and limitations in the ways that are right for them. Home care supports a more fulfilling lifestyle as they age in place and remain in their homes as long as possible.

Through a set of highly personalized services, an elderly home care services provider can give your loved ones the support and care they need to manage their challenges and limitations, support safety and health, boost mental and emotional health, and encourage seniors to find greater fulfillment in this later chapter of their lives.

These services can include safe and reliable transportation to various destinations, assistance with a variety of household tasks, support with personal care tasks like bathing and grooming, companionship, medication reminders to help them stay compliant, meal preparation, and much more.

At Interim HealthCare, we provide specialized elderly care for high blood pressure. We invite you to contact one of our local franchises in your area to start a personallized care plan for your loved one.