Heart disease plagues more than half a million people every year equaling out to 1 in 4 deaths. As the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting men and women equally its time to start listening to the many resources available to reduce the risks and save more lives. We're here to help you and your family lead happier healthier lives! Catching the early warning signs of a heart attacks key to preventing unexpected death. As a child of an aging parent it's vital to understand how to notice warning signs of a heart attack; chest pains are the most common indication of something gone wrong. Less than half of all Americans do not notice any symptoms until 9-1-1 has been called. According to the CDC only 47% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, indicating most people do not know the early warning signs. We urge your family to understand the many signs of a heart attack to save your loved one.
The most common signs of a heart attack are:
- Chest pains
- Upper body pain, discomfort in arms, back, neck, jaw or upper stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, lightheadedness or cold sweats
Sometimes it's hard to tell of these symptoms if you are not taking care of a loved one all day and night, and that's why Hacienda Del Rey in Litchfield Park could be a perfect solution to your stress. With nearly half of all Americans at risk of heart disease assisted living communities play an integral role in improving senior health. Diabetes, obesity, poor diet, exercise and drinking habits put your loved one at a higher risk says the CDC.
How can we combat heart disease as a nation? The question remains a tough one, as deterring Americans from the fast food frenzy is a lot easier said than done. Help your loved one by improving their daily intake of multivitamins, improved diet and exercise and manage the suggested medications by his or her physician can significantly decrease the risk of heart disease. The number of senior citizens and baby boomers continues to increase; proper care and resources are readily available yet we still see nearly half of all heart attacks occurring outside of a hospital setting. This becomes a problem within the system, rather than the American people, but remaining complacent is not going to change anything either.
Deciding to take control of heart disease risk factors requires a change in lifestyle, and luckily a solid support system can help with that. Hacienda at Litchfield Park Place is here to help. Our assisted living community has experienced and credentialed nurses on call 24/7. We offer exercise classes, senior activities and helpful resources to give your loved one a healthy alternative to living alone. When you contact Hacienda Del Rey at Litchfield Park Place we will help you decide what course of action is best for you. Visit us on the web for more information about gorgeous luxury style homes at the sunniest assisted living community in Phoenix, AZ.