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How Cardiac Home Care Helps Seniors with Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for senior citizens in the US. This class of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels can be especially deadly without proper care. Thankfully, cardiac care systems provide nationwide preventative, diagnostic, and treatment measures that improve quality of life for seniors. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, “It is indisputable that the attributable risk of CV disease is highest in the senior population. Therefore, CV caregivers have the greatest potential to favorably impact mortality and morbidity by implementing preventive and interventional therapies in their oldest patients.”

In other words, cardiovascular care can save senior lives, extend their life span, and intervene to prevent or treat what would otherwise be deadly CV diseases, including heart attacks and strokes.

Cardiovascular disease care involves several approaches, including physician oversight. However, other forms of assistance, such as senior home care, are also important for the senior population. If you have a senior loved one, it’s important to consider that a diverse approach to cardiac care can improve quality of life for American seniors.

What is Cardiac Care?

Cardiac care refers to physician-led care of a patient’s cardiovascular health. Cardiologists will work together to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the many conditions that affect the cardiovascular system. They’ll also offer preventative recommendations, such as changes to diet and lifestyle, in order to stave off early signs of cardiovascular disease like high cholesterol.

Cardiac care includes many diagnostic services, including heart ultrasounds, heartbeat tracking devices, and outpatient procedures, such as cardiac catheters. Physicians can also offer medications, therapies, surgeries, and other treatment options in order to assist those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. There are many approaches to cardiac care, each of which depends on a person’s individual needs. For example, a person at risk for a heart attack may be prescribed beta blockers, while a person with irregular heart rhythm may receive a pacemaker, an implanted device that helps regulate heartbeat.

Goals

The overall goal of cardiac care is to reduce rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease and to assist those living with chronic cardiovascular disease to manage their symptoms. With proper care, even seniors living with serious cardiovascular diseases, such as valve disorders or congestive heart failure, can live a relatively normal life.

However, proper care for seniors with cardiovascular disease extends beyond physician care in settings like a cardiologist’s clinic or a hospital. Given the high mortality rates of cardiovascular disease and the potential severity of symptoms—often including dizziness, fatigue, and mobility struggles—seniors should have care around the clock. However, it’s important to balance attentive care with freedom to live as independently as possible. This is what in-home care offers seniors living with cardiovascular disease.

What is Home Care?

Home care is care for an individual in their own home. In-home caregivers are professionals trained in the practice of providing for seniors’ many needs while they live independently. In fact, home care can empower seniors to continue living independently rather than moving into an assisted living facility, a loved one’s home, or other more constraining options.

Home caregivers help seniors fulfill the needs that they may not be able to provide for themselves or that their family members and friends may not be able to provide due to availability or other difficulties. In-home caregivers provide meaningful company and assistance with hygiene, walking, household tasks, taking medications, planning healthy meals, and more. As with cardiac care, in-home care practices will vary depending on the client’s needs.

A combination of attentive home care and physician cardiac care helps improve quality of life for seniors. In-home assistance can help seniors practice healthy behaviors, avoid accidents such as falls, and feel a sense of care and companionship, all while working to improve their cardiovascular health.

Quality Home Caregivers

It’s incredibly important for caregivers to be supportive to the seniors they assist and to encourage that they stay on track with cardiac care instructions. These can include being active for part of the day by going on walks and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, following good lifestyle habits including eating heart-healthy meals, and taking medications.

Depending on the cardiovascular disease from which a senior is suffering, taking medications at regular intervals can save their life. For example, cardiac care medications, such as beta blockers, reduce the effects of stress hormones on the heart to alleviate symptoms including high blood pressure or abnormal heart rhythms. Beta blockers can even help a person who has survived a heart attack reduce their risks of a second event. Blood thinners, another common class of cardiac care medication, helps prevent blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke. It’s imperative that seniors take all medications exactly as prescribed. If they have mobility or memory issues that interfere with this, in-home care is a great solution. 

Overall, sensitive and attentive in-home caregivers will work to support their senior clients and improve their quality of life right in the comfort of the senior’s own home. Call 24 Hour Home Care today to learn more about how our experienced, thoroughly vetted professionals can help the senior in your life maintain good cardiovascular health.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
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Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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