Heart Attack Recovery Could Require Exercise, and Home Care Will Make a Difference

Home Care in The Heights TX

For most of his adult life, Thomas wasn’t overly concerned about a heart attack. He watched what he ate, got plenty Home Care in The Heights TXof exercise, and regularly took care of his health. When he had a heart attack at 73 years of age, it took him by surprise. He was living alone and still quite active throughout his community.

During his time at the hospital he had friends and family members coming to visit him on a regular basis. Doctors brought him in for surgery for a stent to be placed and during his recovery there they told him to seriously consider home care services of some kind.

They said during the first few weeks that he was home recovering he was going to need to take it easy, at least to some degree. It was important for him not to overexert himself, but he also needed exercise. This caused a little bit of confusion for him; he wondered how much exercise was okay before it was considered overexertion.

The day before he was set to be discharged from the hospital, he asked his family to help him find the right home care agency in the area. They called a couple and found one that provided the right type of home healthcare services he would require.

The services the doctor recommended for him, at least for two weeks during his recovery, included a home care aide to assist him getting around the house, going to the bathroom, preparing meals, doing laundry, and taking care of other tasks; a visiting nurse who would come to the house, measure his blood pressure and other vital statistics and then report that back to the doctor for proper monitoring; a physical therapist to help him get the right level of exercise that would ensure a proper recovery.

It seemed like an overwhelming issue and one Thomas never thought he’d have to deal with. He felt that the best years of his life were now behind him.  His doctor assured him that if he did the right things, got the right level of exercise, and strengthened his heart, he should be able to get back to all of those activities he enjoyed prior to this health emergency.

Thanks to all of those home care providers, Thomas did manage to make a full and healthy recovery.  He continued to enjoy time with friends, partaking in various hobbies and other activities, and being involved in his community.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care services in The Heights, TX, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions! Call Today at (832) 664-7394. Providing care in Houston, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, The Woodlands, Sugar Land & League City.

Gary Williams

Director of Marketing at New Frontier Home Care
Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes.
Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
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Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes. Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director. Gary is a Verified Google Author