Home care in Cumming, GA

  • 315 Allen Street
  • Suite A
  • Cumming, GA 30040

February is American Heart Month

February 12th, 2018

Know your numbers:   

Knowing the numbers that impact your heart is an important step toward healthy living. Here’s a quick overview of the numbers you need to know and your goals. Be sure to talk to your doctor to see how your current numbers measure up.

  • Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL
  • HDL (good) cholesterol 50 mg/dL or higher
  • LDL (bad) cholesterol less than 100 mg/dL
  • Triglycerides 150 mg/dL
  • Blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg
  • Body Mass Index less than 25 kg/m2
  • Waist circumference less than 35 in.

Keep moving:

The older we get, the trickier exercise can be. But it’s still very important to make physical activity a top priority in your life. If exercise is new to you, start slow and talk to your doctor for suggestions on the types of exercise or workouts that you can explore. If working out has never been your thing, that’s okay; walking, even short brisk walks for as little as 10 minutes throughout the day, can provide enough physical activity to keep your heart in shape. Your goal should be to get 40 minutes of exercise three to four times per week. Light weight lifting, water aerobics and yoga are all great exercises for seniors.

For Healthy Baking and Cooking Tips for Cumming/Gainesville Seniors, click HERE.  

 

BrightStar Care of Cumming / Gainesville GA proudly provides Home Health Care and Support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally we provide Medical Staffing and In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers and children with special needs.  We support Veterans and accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LVN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. Other services include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, and client monitoring for out-of-town family members.   Proudly serving Cumming, Dahlonega, Sautee Nacoochee, Oakwood, Murrayville, Mount Airy, Lula, Helen, Gillsville, Flowery Branch, Demorest, Dawsonville, Cornelia, Cleveland, Clermont, Clarkesville, Braselton, Gainesville, Marble Hill in GA.

Topics: Heart Health