Heart Care


Santa Rosa, CA Senior Care Tip: Can Reducing Saturated Fat Improve Heart Health?

Posted on February 27th, by Mark Winter in Benefits of Home Care, Heart Care, Senior Health. No Comments

Learn the possible reasons why reducing saturated fat to improve heart health may not be working for you.

Our senior care experts in Santa Rosa, CA understand that it’s tough to make the right dietary choices when recommendations appear to constantly be changing. We’d been told that saturated fats from sources such as butter, red meat and fried food were detrimental and might affect a person’s odds of developing heart problems, but later research indicated there isn’t enough proof that people who gave up these delicacies improved their heart health – and so, we went back to our old ways due to the green light to select butter over margarine.

However, as reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, scientists clarify that the lack of noticeable results in reducing fatty foods is more likely related to equally … Read More »



How a Healthy Heart Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer’s

Posted on February 21st, by Mark Winter in Alzheimer's, Heart Care, Senior Health. 1 Comment

Can caring for your heart help prevent Alzheimer’s? Learn more in Hired Hands Homecare’s article.

Taking good care of your heart can help you avoid Alzheimer’s disease, according to the latest scientific research. It turns out that things that are good for your heart – like regular exercise and a healthy diet – are also good for your brain.

There are many ways a heart-healthy lifestyle contributes to a better brain. Regular exercise increases blood flow to the brain, while a healthy weight reduces inflammation that can contribute to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. The same risk factors also contribute to the development of heart disease.

LDL or “bad” cholesterol could harm the brain by promoting the buildup of plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Higher “good” … Read More »



Caregivers Can Help CHF Patients Watch for These Signs of a Flare Up

Posted on February 14th, by Mark Winter in Benefits of Home Care, Heart Care, North Bay Home Care. No Comments

Learn how our senior care in Napa, CA and the surrounding areas can help CHF patients.

CHF, or congestive heart failure, is a condition that results when the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it should. CHF can be caused by several conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. People with CHF sometimes experience flare-ups, or sudden worsening of symptoms. Professional Hired Hands Homecare caregivers, providing senior care in Napa, CA, can help their clients watch for signs of a flare-up and take steps to manage the condition.

If you or a loved one has CHF, watch for these changes that could indicate a flare-up:

Sudden weight gain. If you gain three or more pounds in the space of one or two days, it could mean that your body is retaining fluid. Excess fluid can worsen CHF. You … Read More »



Marin County, CA Home Care Agency Offers Tips for Taking Heart Disease Medications

Posted on February 7th, by Mark Winter in Heart Care, Holiday Care, Pleasanton Senior Care. No Comments

Are you taking heart disease medication? You’ll want to read these tips from the Marin County, CA home care experts.

If you have heart disease, you know it’s important to take your heart disease medications properly. But what exactly does that mean? Here are some tips from Hired Hands Homecare, a professional Marin County, CA home care agency, that will help you get the most from your medications:

Know what medications you’re taking. Learn their generic and brand names and make sure you understand what each one does. Read the patient leaflet so you’re aware of possible side effects.
Take your medications at the same time every day. When you partner with Hired Hands Homecare, your home care companion can remind you when it’s time to take your doses. Don’t stop or change any medication without speaking to your doctor first.
Make … Read More »