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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Maintaining Senior Heart Health is Important

Senior Heart Health  |  February 28, 2019

Graphic of fruits and vegetable in the shape of a heart | Senior Heart Health | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton Needs to Know About Heart Health

Senior Heart Health | We all know that the heart is one of our vital organs, so what can we do to take special care of the heart? Three lifestyle changes can be made, starting today, to better protect heart health. They are diet, exercise, and stress reduction.

Beginning with diet and nutrition, there are specific foods that are important for heart health and can help with blood pressure and cholesterol problems when eaten regularly. Consider:

  • Coldwater fish: Salmon, mackerel, and tuna
  • Eat nuts: Almonds, macadamia, and walnuts
  • Flavonoids: Red grapes, dark chocolate, green or black tea
  • Vegetables: Colorful veggies, like spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, and asparagus

How about exercise? 150 minutes of weekly exercise is beneficial for a healthy heart. Can you incorporate one or more of these exercises into your weekly schedule?

  1. Walk or hike – Available anytime and anywhere. You can make it more fun by walking with friends or family members and varying where you go.
  2. Swim – The buoyancy of water prevents pressure on joints, making swimming a great exercise for everyone.
  3. Bicycle – Whether indoors on a stationary bike or outside on a path, biking is another fun option for exercise and is easy on the joints.
  4. Practice Yoga – Yoga can include stretching, strengthening, and endurance, along with the benefit of breath work and relaxation.
  5. Strengthen – Building body strength also strengthens the heart muscles. Use hand weights or weightlifting machines to prevent the natural loss of muscle tissue that occurs with aging.

Help your heart with stress reduction techniques that lower blood pressure and reduce the likelihood of chronic illness or disease. Be sure to set priorities so your most important items have been accomplished by the end of each week, and then don’t forget to schedule fun and relaxation time, too.

  1. Don’t deny yourself the things you love. What do you like to do? Work on a puzzle, read a book, walk your dog, call the grandkids, do some art, a craft, or a project. Be happier by enjoying activities that make you smile!
  2. Remain social. Invite a friend over, go to a community program at the library, or join a bridge group. Do something that gets you out of the house so you’re not sitting home alone.
  3. Enjoy laughter. A big laugh from your favourite movie or comedian can uplift you. Pursue new ways to laugh with friends for a big stress reduction!
  4. Try meditation. There are so many varieties of meditation available that you can try, as well as deep breathing techniques that help relax the body and diminish anxious feelings.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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