Senior Home Safety in Walnutport PA
A heart attack is a serious health emergency. For any senior who recently had a heart attack, they will be spending at least some amount of time in the hospital. It could be a few days. Eventually, though, they will be discharged and sent home to continue with the recovery.
At that time, safety should be a major concern for them and those who care about them. In those first days and weeks following discharge from the hospital, that senior will likely have a long road to recovery. They may have less strength and energy than they did prior to the heart attack.
If the senior underwent surgery, he or she could be in a great deal of pain and discomfort as well. Getting around can be a grueling process for them. Getting out of bed or up from the couch to go to the bathroom can take a long time and sap a lot of energy from them.
Every time the senior has to get around the house, it will likely take longer, require more effort, and he or she is going to notice just how much of muscle and strength they’ve lost as a result of the heart attack and their time in the hospital.
Calling on the assistance and support of an experienced home care aide is incredibly important when you’re talking about recovery from any medical emergency, including heart attacks. The more experience a caregiver has, the more likely he or she will be able to properly support the senior and understand what he or she is going through, not just physically, but emotionally as well.
It’s far too easy for family members to be concerned about their loved one and discourage them from taking part in strenuous activities. However, many doctors recommend their elderly patients get exercise consistently following a heart attack. That’s because exercise helps to strengthen the heart muscles, which makes it easier and more efficient for the heart to pump blood throughout the body.
Yes, it’s important for those seniors to take it easy and not overdo it, but that doesn’t mean they should avoid all activity altogether. They should follow their doctor’s instructions and rely on support whenever needed.
If physical therapy has been recommended, they should follow through with it. The more they do for their health, the more likely they will be able to get back to their full strength and enjoy life, living it to the fullest.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING SENIOR CARE IN WALNUTPORT, PA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT HOME HELPERS. CALL TODAY! (610) 365-4266.
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