Hiring Home Care Services in Houston TX To Keep Hypertension in Check
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a life-threatening condition that primarily affects seniors. To keep high blood pressure at reasonable levels, careful tracking and the right medications is very important. Sometimes remembering to pay attention to hypertension can be easily forgotten, no matter how old a person is.
Hiring home care services can enable seniors with blood pressure problems to take care of themselves by keeping their problem under control.
Home care services are not “skilled nursing services”. Companions, CNAs and Home Health Aides cannot give medications or make medical diagnoses. What they can do for seniors is prompt them to take their medications and help keep things organized. Medication reminders can be a life saver.
While out of the house, home care service providers can help the senior to measure his or her blood pressure by using the automatic blood pressure cuffs found in drug stores. Even everyday blood pressure checks can help the senior know if his or her blood pressure medication is working correctly.
Some seniors may require automated blood pressure cuffs in their own home. Automatic blood pressure cuffs can be purchased at a reasonable cost at any local pharmacy or drug store. The in-home care agency can help the senior with daily monitoring and recording at home.
Symptoms of high blood pressure may include: dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, blurred vision, or headaches. Such symptoms are only warning signs of more serious problems that could arise from uncontrolled high blood pressure levels.
Some of the most serious effects of unstable blood pressure problems in the elderly are heart attacks and strokes. The constantly high force of the blood on the walls of the arteries serving the heart or the brain become weak and may burst, causing the heart attack or stroke. These are potentially deadly problems, which can be stopped by the senior taking his or her medication and having regular blood pressure checks.
High blood pressure causes many problems with the body, and as people age, the chances of these problems happening may increase, especially if the person has suffered from high blood pressure for many years. Preventing future problems from high blood pressure depends on regular monitoring and taking the doctor-prescribed medicine as directed. Home care services can help provide a caregiver to help your loved one with reminders, possibly saving his or her life by avoiding the deadly consequences of uncontrolled hypertension.
To learn more about At Your Side Home Care and how we can help your senior loved one with home care services, call our caregivers today at 832-271-1600!
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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