The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that up to 6 million people throughout the United States are living with atrial fibrillation, or AFib. This form of irregular heartbeat dramatically increases your parent’s risk of suffering serious health conditions, including stroke and heart attack. As a family caregiver, it is important that you understand the risks that can increase the possibility that your parent will experience this condition, including the health conditions and complications that can contribute to AFib.
Some of the health conditions that can contribute to AFib include:
- High blood pressure, particularly high blood pressure that is not well controlled
- Sleep apnea
- Thyroid disease
- Chronic lung disease
- History of heart attack
- Heart valve disease
- Heart failure
- Chronic lung disease
If your parent is dealing with any of these conditions, particularly if they also have other risk factors for atrial fibrillation such as family history or a personal history of drinking, talk to your parent’s doctor about their risk and what you can do to help them reduce the risk of developing this condition.
Controlling their medical conditions and challenges can help to reduce the impact of these risk factors, both in terms of reducing the risk that your parent will develop AFib, but also the severity of it and how it impacts their health.
For example, if your aging parent is living with high blood pressure, ensuring that they are following with instructions that their doctor gave them and remaining compliant with their medications will help to reduce the chances that they will develop AFib, but it will also help to reduce the chances that they will suffer a stroke or heart attack should they develop this condition.
If you have been looking for ways to enhance your parent’s quality of life, ensure that they get all of the care and support that they need, and encourage them to maintain as much independence and fulfillment as possible as they age in place, starting homecare for them may be the ideal choice.
A homecare services provider can be with your parent on a schedule that is right for both of you, ensuring that you are able to manage your parent’s care in the way that you can while also filling care gaps efficiently and effectively. The highly personalized services of such a homecare provider are specifically tailored to address your loved one’s individual needs, challenges, and limitations so that they can pursue a lifestyle that is safe, healthy, comfortable, independent, and fulfilling as they age in place.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Homecare in Rockville Center NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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