Phoenix, Arizona (Grassroots Newswire) February 7, 2013 -- Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes February as American Heart Month, and SYNERGY HomeCare of Phoenix emphasizes the importance of increased stroke awareness for older adults and their loved ones.
Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease affects everyone in some form as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.
"We witness on a regular basis the challenges clients and their families face when recovering from stroke," said Peter Tourian, founder and CEO of SYNERGY HomeCare. "While our caregivers are trained to support clients and their families through the recovery process, we remain constant in our resolve to encourage seniors and all adults to make heart healthy choices that may help prevent cardiovascular disease or strokes from occurring."
While some risk factors are beyond control, such as age and family history, stroke can affect anyone at any time and can be increased by lifestyle behaviors. In honor of American Hearth Month, SYNERGY HomeCare of Phoenix offers the following tips to help reduce stroke risk factors:
· Make healthy eating choices, including low-sodium and low-fat diets;
· Discontinue smoking and limit alcohol consumption; and
· Initiate or continue an exercise plan, even something as simple as a power walk.
SYNERGY HomeCare of Phoenix understands the impact stroke can have on a family and specializes in stroke and cardiac recovery care, with a significant amount of clients falling under a stroke recovery program. Further, with almost one in 10 people over the age of 60 today and an overall aging population, the high demand for these services will only continue to rise.
For more information, please contact Meridell Sloterbeek of SYNERGY HomeCare of Phoenix at [email protected] or 602-283-5050.
ABOUT SYNERGY HOMECARE
SYNERGY HomeCare is a national franchise of non-medical home care dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Founded in 2000 in Mesa, Ariz., SYNERGY HomeCare has become one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation operating 235 units serving 37 states across the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.SynergyHomeCare.com.