Since 1964, February has been American Heart Month to bring awareness to heart health and lower the rate of cardiovascular disease throughout the United States. But to ensure that we live healthy lives, it’s truly important that, as the American Heart Association says, “every month is Heart Month.”
Common factors that affect heart patients include not taking needed medications at regular intervals, a lack of care coordination among multiple doctors and even unintentional behavior, such as forgetfulness.
Once we reach age 65, it’s even more important to maintain a healthy by staying physically active and eating a proper diet.
An Exceptional Caregiver from Home Helpers® Home Care can help make sure heart patients receive transportation to all of their medical appointments and to pick up prescriptions. They can also help able patients stay physically active and even help clients stay committed to healthy nutrition.
Additionally, they can monitor how a client is feeling and behaving, then alert family members or other trusted associates if there appears to be a problem.
Finally, our exclusive monitoring service, Direct Link®, offers a wide range of products from monitors to medication dispensers that alert clients when it’s time to take their medicine – a great help with medication adherence.