Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Danbury CT
The moment that phone rang, you had the sense something was not right. You almost didn’t answer, thinking it might have been somebody else calling for help, but you did. And you found out your father had just suffered a heart attack.
After a few days in the hospital, going through a battery of tests, it was determined that the heart attack was relatively mild. The doctor expected your father would be able to make a near-total recovery and be able to get back to his normal routine within a few weeks or months. It all depended on his recovery.
Your father was smart and agreed to rely on a professional and experienced home care aide during the day. He also had a visiting nurse, physical therapists, and others stopping by to help him with various tasks throughout the day.
He regained strength relatively quickly, and that was a great boost for him.
Now, he’s talking about some new things he wants to try, which he calls adventures. August is American Adventures Month and what many family members worry about, especially after a loved one has experienced a heart attack, is they are over doing it and putting themselves at risk of having another attack.
The value of staying active.
When somebody has a heart attack, one of the first things loved ones consider is how to discourage them from overdoing it and taking on too many physical tasks. That’s because they worry about another heart attack occurring because they’re not getting enough rest.
They assume the heart cannot handle the kind of activity they’re doing. However, most doctors recommend people who have had heart attacks get exercise daily. This is to help strengthen the heart muscles, ultimately reducing the risk of another heart attack in the future.
Your father may very well have a number of adventures he wishes to pursue in life, and that’s a great thing. Don’t try to discourage him from staying active. If he’s about to take on some new exercise regimen or other activity he’s never done before, he should certainly consult his doctor to check and see if that’s okay for him at this point in time.
His adventure could include traveling, playing golf, walking around the mall daily with new friends he’s made in recent weeks, or just about anything else. If he has the financial resources and the physical capabilities and true desire to do those things, encourage him. It will lead to a higher quality of life for him and that is never a bad thing.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Danbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.
I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.
As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.
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