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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, over 70% of men and women between the ages of 60 and 79 have some form of cardiovascular disease and about 66% of heart disease-related deaths occur in people over the age of 75.
In many cases, heart disease can be prevented. Other types of heart disease, such atrial fibrillation (sometimes referred to as “afib”), may be tied to a genetic predisposition. In either case, Griswold Home Care hopes to provide helpful tips and information on a variety of heart diseases, their warning signs and symptoms, and (wherever possible) preventative measures you can take to ensure you and your love ones stay heart healthy for many years to come.
Below is a list of resources and information that Griswold Home Care has compiled to arm you with the latest information on heart disease, strokes, and atrial fibrillation.
Discover more about this all-too-common type of heart arrhythmia, as well the different types of afib. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of afib that may help save your life or the life of a loved one.
Read more about heart disease signs that manifest in older men and women. Learn what to watch out for, statistics, and pick up a few helpful tips on preventing heart disease and minimizing your risk.
Although strokes play a role in 1 out of every 18 U.S. deaths, a stroke can be prevented. This article presents information on risk factors that can be controlled to reduce the risk of a stroke.
Discover the signs and symptoms of afib and gain a great understanding of this common type of heart arrhythmia.
Learn more about major risk factors for strokes and how to prevent against them. This article touches on such risk factors as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, afib, diabetes, and lifestyle factors.
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.Learn More
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.Learn More
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.
Peace of mind, sense of security, understanding that this is the right way to do things. Knowing that someone is here, like the caregivers referred by Griswold, have given my life back...
Right now, the people that Griswold has referred to my dad, I have no qualms whatsoever. If I have to leave for a day or I can’t see him for a day, or whatever, I never worry...
And it really worked out fine. I’ve liked her from day one. And we’ve gotten along very well...
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My son, probably the easy way out for him would be to put me in a nursing home or something. Then he'd know that I’d be . . . Get the care that I need but I’d lose my independence and I’d lose a place that I worked hard for all my life...