Home care is becoming a more important component of healthy and safe living for those men and women who may struggle with some aspect of daily care. When a person needs assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), they often turn to either family, friends, or home care aides. As demand increases for these services, and as agencies face increasing challenges to deliver services more efficiently, some have had to curtail support to various clients.
However, some agencies, like Western Illinois Home Health Care Inc. of Monmouth is stepping up and delivering services to not only its clients, but others throughout the region. Western Illinois Home Health Care is hosting a free blood pressure screening program throughout the month of March in the Warren County area.
The goal is to help residents take better care of their health and understand what their blood pressure is and how elevated readings could indicate more serious health issues that might be arising.
As noted by the Daily Review Atlas in its blog, Western Illinois Home Health Care to host blood pressure screenings:
“Various clinics will be set up in the area to contribute to the health and well-being of the area citizens.
Dates, times and location of screenings are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 13, Strom Senior Center, 211 S. A St., Monmouth; 10 to 11 a.m. March 13, Courtyard Estates, 1 Courtyard Blvd., Monmouth; 10 to 11 a.m. March 20, Legacy Estates, 1200 W. Broadway, Monmouth; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 21, Village Senior Center, 127 W. Apple St., Kirkwood.”
When people take a more vested interest in their own health, when they take charge of staying on top of various vitals, like blood pressure, they could reduce the risk of more serious complications and health emergencies arising in the future. Some of those health issues that could result from elevated blood pressure, for example, could be heart attack, stroke, and aneurism, just to name a few. When a person suffers a major health emergency such as these, it will certainly be life-threatening and it could also leave them unable to properly care for themselves.
Helping people stay aware of their health is one positive step toward reducing the risk of serious emergencies and the potential need for prolonged home care in the future. These screenings may also help identify men and women who might need extra support and guidance to reduce their risk of serious health issues and avoid serious complications in the future.