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Managing High Blood Pressure with Home Care

Risks of Chronic High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure raises the risk of cardio-vascular problems, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and many other medical complications and diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 1,000 deaths each day are related to hypertension. Millions of American adults have this condition—yet only half of them are effectively treating it. High blood pressure is best addressed with a combination of medications and lifestyle/habit changes including diet improvement, exercise, quitting smoking and limiting the consumption of alcohol.

In-Home Care and Blood Pressure Management

Properly managing high blood pressure can be a challenge for seniors because they may have several other chronic illnesses or complications with a variety of related symptoms. Our in-home caregivers can play a vital role in managing hypertension and maintaining a high quality of life for patients in the home setting. Our caregivers can provide help in the following areas:

Medication Management

Consistent reminders for patients to take prescribed medication at the correct times, and check blood pressure as needed.

Hygiene

Assistance with bathing, showering, grooming, oral care, handwashing.

Dressing

Help with selecting and wearing clothes and garments

Mobility

Support with movement, transferring, daily exercise, and fall prevention

Incontinence Care

Assistance with toileting and personal sanitation

Meal Preparation

Meal planning, light cooking and cleanup

Housekeeping

Laundry, vacuuming, light errands, and decluttering

Resources

The following web sites include patient-friendly links and resources about hypertension (high blood pressure):

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