Roses are red, violets are blue, heart disease can affect loved ones and you, too. The most important event in February is not Valentine’s Day but Heart Awareness Day and Heart Disease Awareness month. Celebrate National Wear Red Day 2017 on February 3rd by handing out heart awareness ribbons instead of chocolates. This is a great time for caregivers to assure both them and their disabled family member are living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Read to learn more about how to get involved in this heart-healthy month.
Heart Disease Awareness Month
Heart-healthy lifestyle tips for caregivers
In the United States, heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. Many of these serious heart conditions are preventable with a healthy lifestyle. Caregivers especially should pay attention to their personal health. As they give, give, give, and then give some more, they can sometimes ignore their personal health needs. Remember, you can’t care for your disabled loved one if you’re not at your best.
This Heart Disease Awareness month, set some goals to participate in a healthy lifestyle. Try to carry these goals on from here on out. Some easy ways to promote heart health are:
- Choosing heart-smart snacks and meals
- Walking instead of driving, when possible
- Delegating tasks and managing stress
- Keeping up with regular physical exams
- Getting any new or irregular health symptoms checked out
Heart-healthy lifestyle tips for disabled loved ones
If your disabled loved one attends a reputable adult day care facility like Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, their heart health will always be taken care of. Some disabled adult and senior day care services may allow their clients to sit around and waste away, but not Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers. Some of the ways we take care of your disabled loved ones’ health are:
- Providing nutritious, heart-healthy meals
- Incorporating daily physical activities
- Keeping onsite nursing staff to monitor health
- Teaching independence, which encompasses personal health
- Promoting a social environment that makes health fun
Celebrate Heart Disease Awareness Month With Us
If you’re a caregiver who has ignored your health while caring for a disabled family member, visit us online today or call us to find out how we can help. We make you and your disabled loved one’s health a priority every day, not just during Heart Disease Awareness month.