How Home Care Services Can Support Heart Health

20 November, 2023

Posted in: Blogs

Heart disease affects thousands and is one of the primary causes of death in the UK- more than all types of cancer combined. It’s the leading cause of disability, constrained activity, and diminished quality of life.

Managing this condition can require assistance with everyday activities. From diet to exercise, having a support network can help you do what’s best for your heart.

This is where St Margarets Homecare can make life easier.

We provide a customised approach to home care that can assist with, amongst other things, heart disease at every phase – from prevention and recovery to ongoing condition management.

Here are eight ways our in-home care services can be your integral partner in care:

  1. PERSONAL CARE – Personal home care services include light housekeeping, errand running, companionship, and more. Our Caregivers focus on keeping clients active and contributing to their daily living activities as long as possible.
  1. HYGIENE CARE – During recovery and after, the ability to care for one’s hygiene can be a growing challenge, especially as mobility changes. Our team happily assists, preserving dignity while providing support.
  1. MEDICATION REMINDERS – Our team can provide reminders to take needed medication either while onsite or as a phone call and as many times as needed. Medication adherence improves the quality of life and reduces unnecessary visits to the emergency room.
  1. 24-HOUR MONITORING – St Margarets Homecare are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  1. NUTRITION – Whether managing diet to prevent heart issues or helping a client through changes in meal preparation post-diagnosis, our Caregivers help with meal planning, shopping, and cooking. Our team happily supports clients by making their favourite foods and assisting with modifications to recipes to manage health.
  1. DISCHARGE SUPPORT – Clients returning from hospital or short-term nursing facilities require additional support as they return home. St Margarets Homecare can pick up the client upon discharge, obtain needed prescriptions, run errands, prepare the home, and cook meals, making the transition back home easy. We even assist with follow-up appointments and therapy visits.
  1. WELLNESS CALLS – Wellness calls are a regular direct line of communication to ensure individuals have what they need and are supported. These can range from a call to say hello and check in to provide important reminders for medication, hydration, nutrition, and upcoming appointments.
  1. MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Getting out for a ride, a meal, listening to music, or partaking in an activity the client enjoys, you name it. Being active improves mental health. Companionship during these activities also adds to their enjoyment. As part of our in-home consultation, we will uncover what is most enjoyed by the client and match Caregivers with similar interests to ensure an exceptional experience.

Aging can cause changes in your heart health, which may require specialised care. Whatever your care plan requires, St Margarets Homecare is here to be a trusted partner in your heart health journey, with a team of compassionate professionals supporting you every step of the way.

Our services and Care Plans are customisable, so you receive just the right amount of care and can be adjusted as needs change.

So why not reach out to us today to learn more about our team of caring and experienced personal caregivers, registered nurses, and home health aides who expertly serve families just like yours.

We’re here for you and are happy to assist your family at any time.

We operate in Harrogate, York, Selby, and ALL surrounding areas.

Give us a call at:

Harrogate       01423 276249

Selby               01757 210841

York                 01757 210841

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