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Elder Care Services Can Help Your Senior Take Steps To Reduce Their Risk For Heart Disease

Feb 23, 2018 by Tammara LaCasse

Heart disease is a scary topic, but it is one that everyone must face at some point in time. If your loved one has been told that he or she is at an increased risk for heart disease or if they have been diagnosed with heart disease, then it may be time to think about ways to manage it or reduce those risks. Elder care services focus on helping your loved one make those steps and our caregivers can monitor your loved one to ensure they eat the right foods and get their daily exercise.

Below, our elder care services professionals will provide you with a couple of heart disease reduction tips that can assist your loved one in reducing his or her chances of developing the disease.

Stop Smoking

Smoking greatly increases your risk of developing heart disease. The smoke itself and nicotine can impact your overall health and the health of those around you. It is important that you encourage your loved one to take steps to stop smoking. Elder care services are designed to assist your loved one in making strides and caregivers can help encourage your loved one to quit.

Manage and Control Cholesterol Levels

Your loved one’s cholesterol level is important and needs to be managed and controlled properly. If you have any concerns, you should speak with your loved one’s primary care physician, who may or may not prescribe medication to help with the management of high levels.

One way to properly control cholesterol levels is to monitor what your loved one eats throughout the day. You should make sure he or she receive the proper nutrients and vitamins.

If you would like to learn more about our elder care services, contact Comfort Keepers today!

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