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Simple Ways to Manage Hypertension in Older Adults

Senior African American Man Measuring Arterial Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a serious and common condition among the aging population. More popularly known as hypertension, it is often called the “silent killer” since it has no visible symptoms. When left unmanaged, hypertension can increase the risk of vision loss, stroke, heart disease, and more. A home care agency can help seniors manage hypertension to maintain good health.

As your go-to provider of home health care in Maryland, we will share simple ways to manage hypertension in older adults:

  • Track blood pressure regularly.Keeping track of a senior loved one’s blood pressure is essential to reduce it. A home blood pressure monitoring kit can be used to take daily or weekly measurements. Caregivers or family members can keep track of the data and corresponding blood pressure measurements in a notepad to track changes over time. This information also helps determine if a certain lifestyle change or medication is working.
  • Take medications as prescribed.If your loved one’s physician has prescribed medication, be sure to take them as prescribed. This means taking the pill on time and using the correct dose. A home care provider can assist by providing medication reminders daily.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.Older adults who are overweight can lower their blood pressure by maintaining a healthy weight. Regular exercise and a well-balanced diet are essential. Heart-healthy foods that contain less fat can help maintain a healthy weight.

Sarah’s Peace and Love Home Healthcare is a licensed provider of high-quality home care services in Laurel, Maryland. In addition to home care services, we can also assist with your loved one’s clinical needs with the help of our licensed or registered nurse. For more information, you may give us a call or send us a message at info@sarahspeaceandlovehomehealthcare.com.

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