Live-In Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care, Caregiver Services In the safety and security of your home
If you find it difficult to meet the daily demands of caring for your elderly loved one and providing Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) care, FCP Live-In is here for you. We are a leading in-home Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care agency that helps older adults live independently in the security of their home while managing critical health conditions.
Our In-Home Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care includes:
Personal Care Services
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding
- Assistance with mobility (walking, wheelchair)
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Transferring and positioning
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Light dusting, vacuuming
- Cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms
- Provide transportation, run errands
- Accompanying clients to doctor appointments
- Accompanying clients to recreational activities
- Helps clients to participate in social and other meaningful activities that incorporates care of the mind and body
At FCP Live-In, we design our services to address our clients’ specific needs. Our compassionate and highly trained caregivers will provide the one-on-one care that helps your loved one remain in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
Hypertension, also known as “high blood pressure,” is a chronic medical condition and a leading contributor to heart disease.
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Hypertension occurs when the force is too high and your heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body.
Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because the condition does not have classic symptoms that warn people that they have high blood pressure. However, research has shown that a person is at risk for hypertension due to certain unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as:
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Eating high-sodium and low potassium foods
- Excessive weight gain
In some cases, people who practice healthy lifestyle habits can have high blood pressure if hypertension runs in their family.
Fortunately, hypertension is treatable and FCP Live-In can be a part of the treatment plan. Our caregivers can remind clients of taking their blood pressure medications, prepare healthy meals, encourage physical exercise, and ensure they are following their doctor’s directions for treating the condition.
Measuring Blood Pressure
Most people do not know that they have hypertension until they have their blood pressure measured by a medical professional. This is commonly known as having your blood pressured checked.
If left untreated, a person who unknowingly has Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) or does not manage the condition with help from a doctor can suffer serious medical conditions, such as:
- Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- Kidney disease
- Irregular heart rhythm
What’s more, the National Institutes of Health reported scientists have recently found a link between high blood pressure and dementia.
A blood pressure measurement takes into account two types of pressure:
- Systolic—pressure the heart causes when it contracts and pushes out blood into the body
- Diastolic—measures the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart relaxes between beats
The results of the measurement are given in numbers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), blood pressure is normal when the numbers are less than 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic).
A “hypertensive crisis” occurs when a blood pressure reading is 180/120 or higher. When this happens, a person may start experiencing chest pains, shortness of breath, weakness or difficulty speaking. AHA recommends calling 9-1-1 to report a hypertensive emergency.
FCP Live-In caregivers are trained in responding to emergencies. In fact, we have a 24-hour professional support system available to our live-in caregivers and clients at all times.
Older Adults Impacted Most by Hypertension
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 75 million adults, or 1 in 3 adults, have Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Of that number, only half (54 percent) have the condition under control.
Although Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) can impact children as well, the prevalence of hypertension is more common among older adults. A 2017 brief from the National Center for Health Statistics showed 7.5 percent of adults 18 to 39 had hypertension, and the number increased to 33.2 percent among adults ages 40 to 59, and 63.1 percent among adults 60 and over.
In addition, the AHA expects hypertension—and the number of deaths due to high blood pressure—to become more prevalent because of more people living longer, and the aging of the Baby Boomer population, those born between 1946 and 1964.
The heart association based its expectation on its Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update. According to the report, the U.S. death rate from hypertension increased by nearly 11 percent and the actual number of deaths from high blood pressure increased nearly 38 percent from 2005 to 2015.
In many cases, hypertension plays a role in people developing other serious medical conditions that affect the brain, heart, and kidneys. For instance, the CDC says that 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure also have chronic kidney disease.
Receiving treatment for multiple chronic illnesses while managing hypertension can get overwhelming for older adults. If your loved one is facing this type of situation, contact FCP Live-In. Our in-home caregivers will be there as your loved one navigates the path to improved health.
About FCP Live-In And Our Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care Caregiver Support
FCP Live-In has provided the ultimate solution for assisted Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care services since 1997. Our live-in Caregiver support services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Care services approach to senior 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.
For more information about our Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Care services contact FCP Live-In today at 1(866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.
LINK: Measuring hypertension: https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/pe-abh-what-is-high-blood-pressure-ucm_300310.pdf
LINK: Hypertensive crisis: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings/hypertensive-crisis-when-you-should-call-911-for-high-blood-pressure
LINK: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_bloodpressure.htm
LINK: National Center for Health Statistics brief: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db289.pdf
LINK: AHA Survey: https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics-2018—at-a-glance-ucm_498848.pdf
LINK: CDC stat on kidney disease: https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/effects.htm