HEART HEALTH MONTH

February is National Heart Health Month.

Happy February 2021. This Friday is National Wear Red Friday to bring attention to heart disease.

Can I just predict, being from Kansas City, that this Friday, we will be the #1 city in America to wear red?!🙂

During heart health month, we will look at the common types of cardiac issues with seniors.

It is important to note the many different things that can contribute to heart disease, and the many choices we can make to improve our own heart health, and the heart health of our patients and families.

Research is improving and advancing all the time. Evidence based information on cardiac rehabilitation, best practices for activity and exercise, and best practices for special testing and vitals are all important to stay up to date.

Clear, concise, and customizable handouts specific to home health care patients with common heart disease diagnoses are helpful to have. We can get best results for recovery when we have defined instructions that are easy to read and follow.

In a difficult year of stress and loss, it is important to also consider our emotional heart health.

Stress, anxiety, and loss can result in negative physical health consequences to our bodies. We need to care for ourselves to care for others. We need to be prepared and able to assist our patients and their families with knowledge and compassion.

If you know or love a health care giver, consider supporting them with a special Health Care Hero T shirt gift this Valentine’s Day! (affiliate link)

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” Japanese Proverb

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesop

“Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Theresa

“Caring for others is important, but Covid-19 taught us that sometimes, by caring for yourself, you’re caring for others, too.” Becca Kaye

“Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Proverbs 16:24

Enjoy this “February Calendar” as a free printable handout you can use with your patients!

Is there certain information in cardiac care that you would like to see addressed this month? Comment and let me know! subscribe to my email for weekly tips and information on senior health and caregiving!

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