Elder Care in Darien CT: How an Elder Care Provider Can Help Your Parent with Congestive Heart Failure Live a Healthier Lifestyle

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How an Elder Care Provider Can Help Your Parent with Congestive Heart Failure Live a Healthier Lifestyle



Elder Care in Darien CT

Elder Care in Darien CTAny time that you have to make sudden and extensive changes to your parent's lifestyle it can be stressful. If he is one of the 550,000 people who will receive a diagnosis of congestive heart failure this year, however, this is something that you are going to have to face. Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is a serious diagnosis that will require you to make major modifications to your elder care plan so that he can live the healthiest and most fulfilling lifestyle possible even after diagnosis.

One way that you can make these changes easier for your parent to adapt to and give yourself more confidence that he will be able to live life comfortably is to hire a home care provider. This care provider can help your senior loved one with CHF in many ways.

Some of the ways that a non-medical caregiver can help your parent live a healthier lifestyle after receiving a diagnosis of congestive heart failure include:

• Offering ongoing support. Making major life changes is difficult and it is even harder when a person does not feel like he is getting any support. If your parent feels that he is alone in these changes he is far less likely to take them seriously or to stick with them when they start getting difficult. A care provider can be there to provide support, encourage him to understand the risks of the decisions that he makes, and help him to make better decisions.

• Helping stick to a healthier diet. For many seniors, the greatest challenge that comes after a diagnosis of congestive heart failure is the need to change to a healthier diet. This usually means cutting down drastically on salt intake. The care provider can not only be there to help with cooking tasks, but can also make this new diet more interesting for your parent. Trying new foods and changing up his diet does not have to be a dismal affair. The care provider can encourage him to look up new recipes for them to try, provide transportation to markets to get special ingredients, and make preparing these foods together a mentally stimulating activity in their routine.

• Getting active. Staying active is an essential part of keeping your parent's heart healthy. It is important, however, that he does not overdo it. A care provider can help your senior loved one to follow the guidelines and recommendations set forth by their doctor, and you can as well. This will help your parent stay active without pushing him too hard.

• Keeping track. Many doctors will recommend that your parent start a diary keeping track of elements of his health on a daily basis. This might include weighing himself daily, writing down what he eats, and keeping track of his symptoms. The care provider can help him with this pursuit, making sure that he follows through with each task and helping him record the information effectively.

Source

http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_failure.htm

http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/heart-failure/learn-about-heart-failure/symptoms-causes.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-failure/basics/prevention/con-20029801

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Darien CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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