5 Simple Things Your Loved One Can Do Besides Medication to Control High Blood Pressure

Senior Care in Davis CA

Blood pressure medications are an important tool when a loved one is diagnosed with high blood pressure, but for many reasons your loved one may want to try other methods to help lower her Senior-Care-in-Davis-CAblood pressure. Trying a combination of these tips can make a difference in your loved one’s blood pressure numbers.

Get a Handle on Stress

If your elderly loved one is under a great deal of stress, that can affect her blood pressure levels significantly. One way around this is to help your loved one find ways to manage her stress effectively. She might find relief in learning to meditate, keeping a gratitude journal, or even stepping away from situations that cause her stress.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a huge contributor to blood pressure problems, but if your loved one has smoked for a long time, it may not be so easy for her to quit. Talk to her doctor about tools and services which can help her to give up smoking for good or at least cut back quite a bit.

Exercise a Bit

Even a little bit of regular exercise every day can make a big difference to your loved one’s blood pressure levels. Always make sure that your loved one’s doctor has made sure that she is safe to exercise. He can recommend types of exercise that are best for your loved one and the duration that will help her the most.

Monitor Blood Pressure at Home

If your loved one starts to monitor her own blood pressure at home, it gives her a more consistent idea of what her blood pressure levels are. She can also start to see quickly what helps and what hurts when it comes to her blood pressure and the different activities she does during the day.

Keep up with Appointments

Your loved one really need to keep up with her follow up appointments at her doctor’s office to make sure that everything that she is doing works together to manage her blood pressure properly. This is also extremely important when your loved one is trying non-medicinal ways to lower blood pressure because her doctor may need to adjust her existing medication.

Let your loved one’s senior care providers and other family members know what changes she’s trying to make so that they can help be her support system.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Davis, CA, please contact the caring staff at Support for Home. Proudly Serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer & El Dorado Counties. Call Today (916) 482-8484 or (530) 792-8484

Jason Wu, President

President at Support for Home
I first became aware of the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago when my grandmother was diagnosed with this disease.I saw firsthand how critical it was to have a loving family or caregiver to ensure my grandmother’s safety and daily well-being.My grandmother was fortunate enough to have close family members who cared for her as her Alzheimer’s disease progressed.

Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that Support For Home can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.

Prior to joining Support For Home, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with Support For Home.

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