Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes February as American Heart Month, and SYNERGY HomeCare of Farmington, emphasizes the importance of increased stroke awareness for older adults and their loved ones.
Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease affects everyone in some form as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.
“The prevalence of stroke is overwhelming, occurring on average every 40 seconds. Synergy HomeCare is proud to recognize American Heart Month and work towards improving heart health among all Americans,” said Jeanne Atkinson Owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Farmington “In Michigan, we know how important preventative health can be.
SYNERGY HomeCare of Farmington understands the impact stroke can have on a family and specializes in stroke and cardiac recovery care, with a significant amount of clients falling under a stroke recovery program. Further, with almost one in ten people over the age of 60 today and an overall aging population, the high demand for these services will only continue to rise.
While some risk factors are beyond control, such as age and family history, stroke can affect anyone at any time and can be increased by lifestyle behaviors. In honor of American Hearth Month, SYNERGY HomeCare of Farmington offers the following tips to help reduce stroke risk factors:
- Make healthy eating choices, including low-sodium and low-fat diets;
- Discontinue smoking and limit alcohol consumption; and
- Initiate or continue an exercise plan, even something as simple as a power walk.
To learn more about SYNERGY HomeCare of Farmington, please contact Jeanne Atkinson, Owner at 248-919-1244 or Jeanne@shcoakland.com
ABOUT SYNERGY HOMECARE
SYNERGY HomeCare is a national franchise of non-medical home care dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Founded in 2000 in Mesa, Ariz., SYNERGY HomeCare has become one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation operating 235 units serving 37 states across the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.SynergyHomeCare.com.