Heart disease is consistently the leading cause of death for adults over the age of 35 in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease and 735,000 suffer a heart attack each year in the U.S. These numbers have steadily risen over the last decade.
With nearly a quarter of all American deaths attributed to heart disease, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has created World Heart Day to encourage healthy heart choices and promote heart health around the planet. This year, World Heart Day falls on September 29th and will be the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease. Organizations all over the world will be hosting special World Heart Day events to promote healthy hearts including walks, seminars, and free heart screenings. Click here to find an event near you!
Even if you can’t make it out to these events, you can still take part in World Heart Day through social media! On the 29th, post a picture of yourself making the heart symbol to Facebook and Twitter to join the worldwide community promoting heart health. Watch the video below for more information!
Best Home Care is encouraging all its employees and clients to take part in World Heart Day in any way they can. At home care is a valuable service for those suffering from heart disease and we remain committed to helping them.
Following a heart attack, caregiving services can help speed up the recovery time for patients while allowing them to live at home. A personal care assistant will help patients follow a home care plan and assist them with daily tasks. Home care benefits the family as well as it provides them the comfort of knowing that their loved one is in caring hands.
The home attendants at Best Home Care are ready to help individuals affected by heart disease or recovering from a heart attack. Contact our home care professionals today to learn more about our in home supportive services today!