The number one killer in the United States today is heart disease or also known as cardiovascular disease (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2015). As death rates begin to rise due to cardiovascular disease, in 1948 the Framingham Heart Study became a joint project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University to pinpoint the most common factors that play a role in cardiovascular disease and strokes (Framingham Heart Study, 2015). Over several years, the Framingham study has identified several risks factors that are believed to increase the likelihood of a person being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, obesity, diabetes, and physical
In the event a patient needs home health care in addition to a personal care aide, we are happy to help. We work with home health agencies to ensure our clients have the help they need at all times, regardless of what is involved. Every individual needs to be able to remain independent as long as possible, and all we do is focused on this
The society we live in today has developed drastically, this development has ranged and branched out to a variety of fields, one field that has seen tremendous advancement would be the medical field. Medicine has been documented to be around for 2500 years and has been potent in the lasting of the human race. One major factor that has persisted for a long period of time and has claimed many would be Heart failure; the heart is a complex organ that strives to pump blood through your body through the use of blood vessels such as arteries, capillaries and veins these vessels carry blood throughout your body. Your heart is vital to your health due to the fact that without the heart’s pumping action, blood would not be able to move through your
Myocardial Infarction which is another word for Heart-attack. When you have an heart-attack your blood is not getting to your heart's muscle. This means your arteries are clogged. Blood is pumped through your arteries to all of the parts in your body. If you have a heart condition you shouldn't smoke, you should diet and exercise, you should watch your Blood Pressure if you have to take medication for your Blood Pressure make sure you take the prescribed medication. There is no way to avoid stress, but you can not worry yourself about things that you can't control or that you can not
Home Instead Senior Care offers personalized home care solutions as each client has different requirements and preferences. These services include respite care, hospice care support, household duties, personal care, and companionship services. A 24-hour in-homecare is also available
Congested heart failure (CHF) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). There have been research studies conducted to provide evidence-based practice in decreasing the effects of CHF. There is evidence that links exercise, diet, and education as key factors that decreases mortality and morbidity in patients with CHF. All healthcare settings can utilize and implement evidence-based practice when caring for patients with CHF. Nurses should promote education about CHF and the benefits of regular exercise and diet (Smart, 2010).
When the needs of our senior loved ones can no longer be met at home, we have to already consider the possibility of getting a residential care for them. Although most families would still prefer home care for seniors but we just have to understand that receiving care in the comforts of their home will eventually be insufficient as their health condition worsens.
Proper nutrition can also help. Weight loss helps alleviate the pain of arthritis, can help fight depression, and is a part of most heart-health programs. There are also foods that have medicinal qualities and are helpful in pain management. The most common of these foods are those high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Sadly, many seniors either cannot or choose not to eat healthy food. Senior care personnel can assist with the planning, preparation, and cleanup of healthy meals.
When a senor requires additional care, there are various decisions that need to be made. These include whether the senior wants to remain in their current home, the ability to handle an ongoing medical condition while at home and the financial capacity to invest in professional care services. Long-term senior care plans will be considered according to the individual’s mental and physical capabilities as well as their social needs.
Seniors who have a serious illness often have a vast medical team that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, pharmacists, counselors, pharmacists, nutritionists and therapists. A non-medical home caregiver can help your loved one communicate with their team, keeping them comfortable and on top of their treatment. This communication can include arranging appointments, managing their pain and ensuring their mental health needs are met. Additionally, seniors often feel the need to talk with spiritual advisors or chaplains when receiving treatment for a disease or illness. A caregiver can help ensure that your loved one 's spiritual needs are met during this time.
“To be Utah’s Finest Hospital” is the goal of St. Mark’s Hospital staff. This is seen in all areas of the hospital such as the cardiac rehabilitation gym with hard working employees, excellent health care such as prescriptive exercises and educational/emotional support. A cardiac rehabilitation specialist is person to design an exercise program, after a heart surgery such as a bypass or stent, because a patient was referred by a doctor. He or she usually studied physiology, physical therapy, nursing or respiratory therapy from a university or college.
I want to further my study in this course because it is thrilling and rapidly- moving subject area, that is highly pertinent to the problem facing by society today. As far as I concern, cardiovascular disease is one of the popular cause of death. I am keen to learn more and involve in the latest advances in cardiovascular research. Over the years of studying, my interest in this area has increased. Moreover, I found that this course is challenging, rewarding and inspiring topic. How the human body works, repairs itself and can be improved especially related to cardiovascular always make me interested into it. This is why studying cardiovascular science at master level is an ideal choice for me. Being
The three Health Promotion issues I have chosen to discuss are smoking, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet. According to NICE (2007) Smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise play an important role in the health and behaviour of people in relation to their social and cultural background. I will be focusing on a 74 years old male patient, currently diagnosed with Coronary heart disease and is currently being treated on a cardiac ward were he was admitted. I will explore the three areas of Health Promotion and discuss how they are linked, I will include ethnics in nursing practice, the patient’s views, values and principles; Inter-professional working in educating the patient and the impact it can have on how we think and react
There are great improvements through medicine, public health, and activities for elders. With excited expectations, elders deserve to be happy, confident, and hopeful for a joyful long life. Inside health promotions and disease prevention programs, there is an increasing priority for elders, their families and health care system that give encouraging, passionate, enthusiastic and a friendly atmosphere.
Chronic Heart Failure is a condition where the heart has failed to support the physiological circulation needed to provide the organs and tissues of the body with nutrients and oxygen (Peate & Dutton 2012). This condition usually occurs because the muscles of the heart have weakened or are too stiff to work. There are several causes of CHF, including heart attacks, high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, heart valve problems and structural changes to the myocardium; yet the type of CHF depends on which part of the heart is affected and the extent of the damage (NICE 2010). There are around 900,000 people in the UK who suffer from heart failure and within a year 30-40% of patients will die due to heart failure. Statistics show that the survival rate for CHF is worse than breast or prostate cancer.