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When to Consider Home Care for a Senior with Hypertension

Home Care in Bainbridge GA

Hypertension is basically a condition in which a person has elevated blood pressure readings. Normal blood pressure is when the systolic reading is 120 or lower and the diastolic is 80 or lower. Blood Home Care in Bainbridge GApressure readings that are too low can also be problematic, but as blood pressure increases, it falls into various categories. When the blood pressure reading is 120 to 140 for the systolic and between 80 and 90 for the diastolic, that is considered pre-hypertension.

A blood pressure reading over 140 for the systolic and over 90 for the diastolic is considered high blood pressure. Hypertension is basically high blood pressure and can be caused by a variety of factors. For the senior who may be dealing with hypertension and other health issues, it may be time to seriously sit down and talk to them about professional home care.

How home care can help alleviate some of the hypertension.

Since hypertension can be caused by a number of factors, it’s important that the senior consult his or her doctor to determine the proper course of treatment. However, in many situations a change in diet, personal lifestyle choices, and more can all help to lower blood pressure readings. Blood pressure basically refers to the pressure within the arterial walls while the heart is beating (systolic) and at rest close (diastolic). When the pressure increases, it also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm’s, and much more.

An experienced in-home care service provider would be able to help the senior focus on a better diet, lowering their sodium intake, getting exercise, and possibly even reducing stress and anxiety.  Stress and anxiety can often be associated with hypertension. If somebody is constantly worried about their safety, security, their ability to do certain things, and much more, it can increase the risk of hypertension.

When relying on a home care aide, seniors could feel more comfortable knowing somebody will be stopping by to check on them, assisting them getting up and down stairs, providing them transportation to get to a doctor’s appointment or to the store, and much more. All of these basic tasks that many people take for granted become more complicated as an individual gets older and begin dealing with diminished strength and mounting health problems.

Alleviating the stress and anxiety of taking care of these things can help lower hypertension. So this year, on May 17th, which is World Hypertension Day, consider discussing the prospect of home care with an elderly individual in your life who may be dealing with elevated blood pressure readings.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Bainbridge, GA, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.