If your agency offers workers’ compensation for home healthcare providers, give them these heart disease prevention tools.
The leading cause of death in both women and men over the age of 65 is heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. That means that your home healthcare clients need to be particularly informed about cardiovascular disease and its symptoms. As you offer workers’ compensation for home healthcare providers, you can further support them by also sharing these tips for preventing heart disease.
- Regularly check blood pressure. High blood pressure takes a toll on your body, especially your heart. The problem is that high blood pressure often doesn’t exhibit any symptoms. Encourage your home healthcare accounts to make it a practice to regularly check their patients’ blood pressure.
- Perform the right testing. Similarly, you can help your clients help their patients by reminding them to perform regular testing that can catch heart-compromising health conditions in seniors. This includes checking cholesterol, blood glucose levels to look for diabetes, and triglyceride levels. High triglyceride levels have been linked to heart disease.
- Promote a healthy lifestyle. Help your home healthcare clients develop a healthy lifestyle program to implement with their patients. This should include maintaining a healthy weight, eating regular and nutritious meals, getting a few hours of physical activity each week (if possible), and providing stress management techniques. An overall healthy lifestyle is directly linked to a lower risk for heart disease.
Of course, in order to share these tips with your healthcare accounts, you first need to be able to serve them! If you’ve encountered challenges with finding the right workers’ compensation for home healthcare clients, contact PMC Insurance Group. We can leverage our home healthcare program to offer you the right insurance solution for your account. Don’t be left struggling to provide the right coverage; call us today!