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3 Lessons You Might Learn from an Experienced Caregiver About MI Care at Home

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Stamford CT

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates In the battle to reduce hospital readmission rates, hospitals and doctors are providing more information about after hospital care and follow-up appointments. For those who recently had a heart attack (myocardial infarction), an experienced home care aide can be a valuable asset during recovery.

If a family member is planning to provide support for their loved one in this type of situation, that may seem noble, but the most important thing to consider is the long-term consequences of missed opportunities.

Below are three lessons some family caregivers might learn from a more experienced home care aide which are beneficial for their loved one’s recovery from a heart attack at home.

Lesson #1: Exercise is essential.

Many people instinctively assume that the senior should avoid any strenuous activity following a heart attack. They worry about that senior’s heart and its ability to pump blood efficiently throughout the body.
Exercise is seen as a strenuous activity, but what the most experienced home care aides already know is doctors often recommend their senior patients get exercise every single day. By exercising daily, that senior is going to be strengthening their heart because the heart is a muscle and needs exercise to get stronger. That is actually going to reduce the risk of another heart attack in the near future.

Lesson #2: Keeping the senior motivated isn’t always easy.

A family member supporting their loved one with their recovery is going to quickly realize that their mother or father or other family member is simply not willing to listen to them. They may not want to change their diet, may not be motivated, and may even feel depressed thinking about things he or she had to give up recently.
A home care aide is often a more engaging conversation, mostly to learn as much as they can about their elderly client. This often highlights some great motivational strategies.

Lesson #3: The right support makes a world of difference in the end.

The more proper support a person receives when it comes to acute MI care at home, the greater their chances of making a full and healthy recovery. That’s because good, quality, and experienced support is going to help that elderly client follow his or her doctor’s instructions more accurately and properly.

The more somebody does for their own health and benefit, the more it’s going to pay dividends in the weeks and months ahead.

Anyone who is considering supporting a loved one at home following a heart attack should consider the value experienced home care offers.

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

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

Editor in Chief at Approved Senior Network
Valerie is a Registered Nurse and long-term care expert. She has published 4 books on caring for aging adults and is the Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com and ApprovedSeniorNetwork.com
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