Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Promotes February as Heart Disease Awareness Month

February is an important month to spread awareness for this life-threatening disease
By: Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Feb. 19, 2019 - PRLog -- Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, recognizes that heart disease, commonly referred to as Coronary Artery Disease, afflicts millions of American adults and many elderly residents in nursing homes every year. There are many conditions that lead to Heart Disease, but key risk factors include previous family diseases, smoking, diabetes, poor or fatty diets, high blood pressure and even age, especially for those above the age 45.

A National Survey from the Center for Disease Control showed that greater than 42% of all nursing homes residents have previously been diagnosed with heart disease. Senior citizens are particularly susceptible to stroke and heart attacks, so it is imperative for them to learn how to control the major risk factors of heart disease with proper nutrition, weight management and regular exercise or a general healthy lifestyle.

The staff at Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center are particularly careful to maintain the right living balance to help combat heart disease including delicious yet nutritious meals prepared in house for all residents, regular cardiovascular exercise for all residents and creating a friendly, non-stressful living environment. The American Heart Association has published great information on understanding and managing heart disease on their website

Awareness of risk factors and symptoms as well as early detection is the most common way to combat heart disease, but for too many elderly, heart disease is already a very real and scary part of their lives.

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a premier 440-bed skilled nursing facility located at 918 James Street Syracuse N.Y 13203, offers 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to residents of all ages, who enjoy the view of the Syracuse city life. Services offered include exceptional short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care and hospice care. Bishops highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.

For more information on Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, tour hours, or general inquiries, kindly contact Taylor Acresti, Admissions Coordinator at or at 315-474-1561. Kindly visit our newly redesigned website at Like us at

Taylor Acresti

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