Skilled Nursing Coronado, CA Shares How Home Nursing Can Help Seniors Stay Healthy

Home Health Care and Skilled Nursing Agency Serving Coronado, CA, Firstat Nursing Services, Participates in American Heart Month. Posts Three Ways For Seniors to Stay Healthy and Happy.
 
SAN DIEGO - Feb. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Firstat Nursing Services, a home nursing and in home care agency serving San Diego, CA has just published a guide for senior health. “Heart disease is one of the two leading causes of death for senior citizens,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.  “Although many underlying diseases can create cardiovascular problems, a lot of seniors develop heart problems simply because of a decrease in activities and a lack of proper nutrition.”

Skilled nursing can help prevent many of these hidden dangers to senior health care and help us live happier, more active lives as we get older.

Heart Healthy Nutrition – Having a skilled home care provider visiting regularly to make sure the elderly loved ones in our lives, or we ourselves as we age, are eating properly will go a long way in preventing the development of serious illnesses including heart disease. A lot of older people simply forget to eat right as they get older. They no longer have children to take care of and they don’t feel like making meals for themselves, so they simply grab quick snacks or go without eating longer than they should.

Others have a hard time physically getting around to create meals. Those that struggle to cook risk injuries by doing more than they are physically capable of. Having a home nurse stop in to bring healthy foods, a meals program deliver nutritious meals, or having a care-giver cook well-rounded meals for seniors alleviates all of those problems, and keeps seniors healthier.

Stylized Heart Healthy Exercise – Skilled nursing providers have the background and training to help elderly patients complete individualized exercise programs that will keep their hearts healthier. Working with the elderly person’s physician and/or therapist, the skilled home nurse will make sure that the exercises are done properly and safely, and keep track of their physical stamina so their doctors can make better evaluations of their patient’s heart health.

In-Home Care for Heart Healthy Living – An experienced home health care provider can improve the quality of life for seniors who want to remain in their homes. Keeping loved ones in the homes they have so many memories in, helps preserve their sense of well-being. A skilled nurse can keep up with necessary grooming and personal hygiene issues and make sure seniors get the nutrition they require.

Home nursing professionals also understand the psychological importance of keeping seniors in touch with their friends and family, and provide trips to local get-togethers and family homes to improve mental health. The quality of elderly individuals’ mental health can have a big impact on their heart health. Just getting outside regularly to enjoy the world around them safely increases their emotional well-being while providing healthy fresh air and sunshine.

Skilled nursing providers have the equipment and training to track important health information such as blood sugar levels, skin diseases, and even drug interactions that increase the risks of myocardial infractions. They will report to physicians any weight changes, blood pressure or blood sugar irregularities, and monitor cholesterol levels. A skilled nurse can also advise seniors on the heart health issues related to smoking or alcohol consumption when necessary in order to give their patients the ability to make the right choices for their senior years.

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People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/

About Firstat Nursing Services

Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association.  Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.  To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com

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