Cardiovascular disease is among the most common health conditions and affects people from all walks of life. Cardiovascular disease can refer to a number of heart conditions including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and others. If you or a loved one suffers from cardiovascular disease, it’s best to: take medications as prescribed, adhere to a condition-specific diet, and avail home health care.
Depending on your heart condition, you may be prescribed medication that you’ll take for the rest of your life. Your physician will determine the best medicines (or combination) for your situation. Make it a part of your routine to take medication in correct doses at correct times. Plan ahead for refills and for travel.
Following a condition-specific diet is another crucial aspect of heart health and recovery. A healthy diet can be your best defense against cardiovascular disease and help:
- Lower risk of allergic reactions
- Minimize, if not totally avoid, adverse interactions of some foods with medicines
- Boost the effects of meds, supplements, and therapies
- Improve sleep quality while lowering stress levels
- Meet nutritional needs while following the doctors’ restrictions on some foods
Your care team can help determine a diet that is specific to your condition. While it is great to shop for and prepare food on your own, hiring a meal prep expert or home care provider can help you or your loved reach and maintain nutrition and weight goals.
Personalized Home Care
With a tailored home nursing plan, you or your loved one can receive valuable clinical care in the comfort of your home. A comprehensive cardiac care plan should include prescribed meds, rehabilitative therapies, nutrition goals, and health tracking. This service might also include pain management, counseling, and emotional support. All of this can be provided conveniently in the home by skilled nursing staff on a schedule for optimal results.
The right medication, nutrition plan, and customized home health care plan are significant aspects of treating cardiovascular disease. At Dimensions Home Health Care we provide of a wide range of healthcare services including senior care, therapy services, companion care, cardiovascular care, high-tech nursing, and dementia care in Gurnee, Illinois and surrounding areas. We are dual-licensed in IL and WI. Give us a call to learn more: 847-360-7660.