Heart Health Care Tips for Seniors

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According to the Center for Disease Control, Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada, strokes have killed 32% more women than men and are the leading cause of death for both males and females.

Of course, it's worth being aware of what you can do at home to promote your family's cardiac health diet. The good news is that we control most of our cardiovascular health. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and fibers can reduce heart disease risk considerably. That is why we maintain a good diet in our assisted living in OKC.

Have Water

Perhaps by drinking a diet or even sugar-free soda, you might think you have a healthy choice, but they contain less than healthy ingredients. Approximately 20% of you take fluid daily, and the rest is from beverages. Therefore, men should drink about 2.96 liters liquid, preferably water, and women are supposed to drink about 2.16 liters liquid per day.

Aspirin Therapy

Many older people use aspirin each day for the prevention of heart attack. Aspirin helps prevent the formation of blood clots and prevents heart attack and stroke. The night before the bed, it is recommended to take a low dose of aspirin, since blood pressure tends to increase from 1 to 2 a.m.

Of course, before you begin any treatment, you should always check with your doctor, including on - the-call medication.

Blood Pressure

Because of family history, people are often prone to high blood pressure, but blood pressure can be affected by daily behavior. We monitor the blood pressure of our residents in assisted living in OKC.


Low calorie, vitamins, minerals, and fiber-rich food–these nutritional powers should produce at least five portions a day for adults. Cut lean meat without skin with the least visible fat. Cuts saying "loin" following them are often more leaning cuts like sirloin and tenderloin. Ground meats, whether chicken, turkey, pork or beef, should be less than 20% fat. Other fat products such as yogurt, milk, cheese, and other milk should also be low — 2% or less "lower fat." Blood fiber can help you to lower blood cholesterol and keep you full, helping you keep your weight healthy. In fruits, vegan vegetables, beans, whole-grain bread, cereals, and nuts fiber is also available. Almonds and walnuts have many other important nutrients and have demonstrated an important impact on cardiac health in recent studies.

Stress Management

Stress is an unacceptable fact of life for most of us. Excessive stress can also help increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.


Many of us have idealized the idea of putting up our feet when we get older and doing little else. Self-employment and voluntary work can keep brain and body active and contribute to the overall well-being of the heart.

Call us at Redhaven Care Homes for assisted living in OKC.