Home Caregivers Escondido Cardiac Arrest

Home Caregivers near Escondido Watch for Heart Trouble Signals

Family and Home Caregivers near Escondido Should Be Alert to Signs of Heart Trouble

Home caregivers near Escondido, along with most of the public, have long seen cardiac arrest as a disaster that occurs without warning. Because instances of cardiac arrest that happen outside a hospital have a very low survival rate, medical professionals are anxious to discover whether there are warning signs that family and friends can keep an eye out for. Calling for an ambulance before an attack begins would greatly increase a victim’s chances for surviving and recovering from it.

Not “Out of the Blue”

Medical researchers are now fairly certain that cardiac arrest does provide warning signs for those who are watching for them. Some of those signs can appear as long as four weeks before the attack itself, or may give as little as an hour of warning. Doctors believe that the main reason people do not respond to these warning signs is that they underestimate the seriousness of the symptoms. Dizziness, shortness of breath, and chest pains are often dismissed as passing anomalies, especially if they seem to disappear after a short time.

Better Treatments Needed

If family or caregivers notice these symptoms in a senior, they should try to get them to their doctor, or call 911 if the symptoms are severe. But the medical field recognizes that it is still very difficult to run tests that will show definitively whether a cardiac arrest is in the near future. Far more research and better testing methods are necessary, but educating the public about taking possible heart trouble symptoms seriously is a critical first step.

Another Reason for Home Caregivers in San Diego County

Unless your elderly loved one lives in your house and you are home all day, it is very difficult to keep track of their health on a constant basis. In addition to heart problems, accidents like falls and lapses in judgment place seniors in grave danger if they are alone. Home caregivers in San Diego County are trained to keep seniors safe and to respond appropriately if a health emergency develops.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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