Feb 28, 2018 by Garrett Hafler
Heart disease is a serious concern and one of the most common reasons for death in the US. It is vital that your loved one is checked to determine if he or she has heart disease or is at risk for the disease. Living assistance services are in place to help ensure your loved one is well cared for and that he or she is taking steps to reduce his or her chances of developing the disease.
Seniors are often at an increased risk for heart disease, so our living assistance services team has put together some things your senior can do to minimize their chances of developing the disease.
If your loved one is considered overweight or obese, it is important that you work with them to establish a healthy diet and make sure they follow through with it. If you cannot be there, living assistance services can see to it that your loved one sticks to the plan.
Maintaining a healthy diet and weight is paramount to overall good health and it works to prevent heart disease. In fact, eating a better diet can reduce your chances of developing heart disease by up to 70 percent.
Your loved one should eat foods that are heart healthy such as avocados, salmon, lean protein, oatmeal, and other similar foods.
Living assistance services are designed to assist your loved one and ensure he or she lives a healthy life. Should your loved one smoke, our team can help and encourage them to quit. Smoking only increases the chances of developing heart disease.
If you would like to talk to our professionals or learn more about how we can provide assistance to your loved on in their home, do not hesitate to call the experts at Comfort Keepers today.