When an elderly family member experiences a heart attack, it can be a scary and confusing event.
Fortunately, many seniors go on to live a satisfying life after their first heart attack. That being said, it’s important to keep in mind that heart attack recovery varies depending on factors such as age, pre-existing conditions, and the severity of the event. Seniors aged 65 and above may need up to two months before they can make a full recovery. This is where Constellation can help.
Our compassionate, post-acute home health services are provided under Medicare and help individuals heal from home. Below, we’ll discuss our unique approach to cardiac care and guide you through the many ways home health services make for a more comfortable and holistic healing process.
5 Ways Our Home Health Services Help With Heart Attack Recovery
Physical and emotional health are deeply connected. After a heart attack, it’s normal for you or your loved one to experience bouts of fear, or even depression. With at-home care, you can find the physical and emotional support you need. Here are the top five reasons why choosing a home health service could change your life for the better:
1. Reduced Risk Of Re-Hospitalization
According to the American Heart Association, heart attack survivors who opt for home health services are less likely to be re-hospitalized within the first month of recovery.
Hospital readmissions are not only expensive and disruptive, but they can possibly cause problems during the recovery process. Spending time in a hospital exposes older and at-risk patients to potentially harmful infectious diseases that may cause health complications later down the line. With Constellation, choosing our at-home health services means choosing comfort and safety.
2. Reduced Stress
Stress can be a big strain on the heart, especially for someone recovering from a heart attack. If you are experiencing financial or emotional stress, our medical social workers and skilled home health aides are here to help. Receiving care from home can reduce stress and anxiety associated with traveling to medical facilities or care centers, which may be difficult or uncomfortable for seniors with limited mobility or more serious conditions.
3. Better Preventative Care
Identifying symptoms early can make a major difference when it comes to preventing more serious health problems later on, such as heart failure. Our skilled team of health professionals uses in-person and remote patient monitoring systems to identify abnormalities in a patient’s health and address them before they become a greater risk.
With the help of remote patient monitoring, our skilled health professionals have 24/7 access to patient information and receive immediate notifications of any changes in patient conditions.
4. Stronger Community
Seniors who experience loneliness and isolation can be at a higher risk for heart failure. At Constellation, we understand the importance of addressing both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. That’s why our compassionate caregivers work closely with our senior patients to create personalized care plans that address their unique needs and concerns, making sure that you and your loved ones feel supported throughout the entire recovery process.
5. More Accessible Education
Managing heart health at home begins by adopting a healthy lifestyle, and with home health services, there’s always an opportunity to learn. The personalized nature of at-home care makes it less intimidating to ask questions and learn about your health. For example, our at-home care professional can help you build a heart-healthy exercise routine and nutrition plan that fits your schedule and goals.
Following their first heart attack, individuals are at higher risk for a second attack. This means that the recovery process is crucial for mitigating adverse effects and keeping you and your loved ones healthy. With our complete home health services, we make sure our patients receive safe, effective care that’s tailored to their care goals.
If you or someone close to you has experienced a heart attack, start the discussion around home health care today with Constellation.