Heart Disease Care, Caregiver | Stroke Care, Caregiver |
People coping with heart disease, as well as those who’ve experienced a stroke, face a variety of serious health challenges, including eating right, getting adequate exercise, and remembering when and how to take their medications. These issues are even more challenging for someone living alone, especially elderly patients or those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions. A sound Heart Disease and Stroke Care plan in the secure and comforting surroundings of your home can improve patient recovery.
At FCP Live-In, we believe people with chronic heart conditions should be able to live with dignity and respect in the comfort of familiar surroundings. For over two decades, our compassionate Heart Disease and Stroke Care caregivers and customized approach to live-in care have helped hundreds of heart disease and stroke patients remain safe, secure, and independent at home.
With FCP Live-In, affordable and experienced live-in heart disease and stroke care is now easier than ever. Let us treat your loved one like family. Call us directly at: 1(866) 559-9492.
Heart Disease and Stroke Care | Caring for A Loved One with Heart Disease or After a Stroke
Roughly 25% of heart failure patients require hospital readmission within 30 days. The 30-day readmission rate for those who suffer a heart attack is nearly 20% nationally, while about 14.5% of stroke patients will require readmission within a month of their initial discharge.
The best way to guard against a complication, including another heart attack or stroke, is to ensure that your loved one takes all medications as directed and follows all of their healthcare providers’ instructions regarding a healthy diet and exercise. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, especially when a loved one lives alone or far away, suffers from cognitive impairment, or is hindered by mobility issues.
Because of these challenges, you might even be considering assisted living or a nursing home. Unfortunately, recent research suggests many nursing home patients with cardiovascular issues are receiving substandard care. And if you’re loved one isn’t ready to give up their independence, a move to a nursing home could be traumatizing, result in depression, and accelerate both their physical and mental decline.
Assisted living facilities do allow residents a bit more independence. But like nursing homes, they usually don’t provide the type of one-on-one attention that enables a caregiver to identify subtle physical symptoms or changes in behavior that might signify a serious health problem. Assisted living is also one of the more expensive care options, and could deplete your loved one’s financial resources in fairly short order. If this occurs, the facility would likely require their transfer to a Medicaid nursing home, even if they do not yet need skilled care.
Heart Disease and Stroke in the United States
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, heart disease and stroke rank among the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States.
In fact, heart disease currently holds the number one spot and is responsible for about 610,000 fatalities each year. Stroke takes fifth place, causing roughly 140,000 deaths annually.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 370,000 people every year. Other forms of heart disease include:
- Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
Each year, about 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. These events include 525,000 first heart attacks, while the remaining afflict someone who’s had at least one previous heart attack.
Roughly 185,000 strokes—nearly 1 in 4 — occur in people who have had a previous stroke.
FCP Live-In: The Best Option for Heart Disease and Stroke Care
Fortunately, there is a better way. FCP Live-in allows your loved one to remain at home, in an environment that they are familiar and comfortable with. The only change will be getting to know their caregiver. With the right match, they may even become the best of friends!
Our experienced and compassionate caregivers provide a variety of services that can help your loved-one regain lost strength after a heart attack or stroke, develop a healthier lifestyle, and maintain their independence:
- Plan and prepare heart-healthy and nutritionally sound meals.
- Medication management.
- Routine, light housekeeping.
- Assistance with personal care, including bathing and toileting.
- Assistance with shopping.
- Escorts to doctors’ appointments or social engagements.
- Encouraging exercise, as directed by their health care provider.
- The opportunity to engage in fulfilling daily activities through FCP Live-In’s “Living Well Program.”
FCP Live-In can provide this care, in most circumstances, at every stage of disease progression and throughout end of life, and in conjunction with other medial providers.
Most importantly, you can count on us to know who we’re sending into your home, as all of our caregivers undergo a strict screening and hiring process, are fully certified and provided with ongoing training.
At FCP Live-in, we understand that families depend on our expertise to provide quality care and experiences. If you’re ready to explore the BEST solution for heart disease and stroke care, call 1(866) 559-9492.
About FCP Live-In And In-Home Heart Disease And Stroke Care
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted heart disease and stroke care services since 1997. Our live-in care agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home approach to heart disease and stroke care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24-hour professional support system that starts with our direct care staff in the home and expands out to a multi-faceted corporate structure that is there for the client and the Live-in Caregiver at all times.Follow Us or Share this page: