Being a family caregiver is much more than just recognizing the issues that your parent is facing and helping them to manage them.
Instead, you can make a tremendous difference in your parent’s health and future quality of life by helping them to take steps to prevent health issues and medical emergencies from occurring in the first place. The first step in accomplishing this is understanding the risk factors that your parent faces so that you can then adjust your care routine to address those factors. When it comes to medical emergencies such as heart attacks, there are various risk factors that can contribute to your parent’s chances of suffering such an attack. Some of these your parent can change, but there are others that cannot be modified. Knowing these allows you to evaluate the risk and also focus even more intently on the risk factors that you can change.
Some of the risk factors for a heart attack that your parent cannot change include:
Advancing age. The risk of suffering a heart attack increases the older your parent gets
Being male. Though cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for women, men are still more likely to experience a heart attack. Men are also more likely to experience heart attacks earlier in life than women are
Ethnicity. Certain races are at higher risk of suffering a heart attack than others. Blacks are more likely than whites to experience a heart attack, as are those of Hispanic descent
Family history. Those who have a parent, sibling, or child who has suffered a heart attack are far more likely to experience one than others
Starting elderly care for your aging parent to be one of the best decisions that you make for them during their later years. Having an elderly home care services provider in the home with them means that your senior can pursue a lifestyle that is active, engaged, independent, and be fulfilling. Through a set of highly personalized services, this care provider ensures that your parent has access to care and assistance that allows them to manage their individual limitations, challenges, and needs in the ways that are right for them while allowing you to remain at the forefront of their care routine.
This means that you can focus your energy and attention on all aspects of your life in the most efficient and meaningful ways possible while knowing that your senior is getting the care that they need to stay happy, healthy, safe, and comfortable as they age in place. This can relieve stress for you and encourage the highest quality of life for your parent.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care in Chelsea, AL, please call the caring staff at Fruit of the Spirit Home Care (205) 617-1602.