Archive for June 4, 2017
Heart attacks are, unfortunately, a common phenomenon. Every year, approximately 750,000 people in the United States alone will experience a heart attack, and for this will be fatal for 15% of these individuals.
When someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest, their chances of survival drop 10% for every minute they don’t receive defibrillation. However, their possibility of survival can double or triple when Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is performed within the first few minutes.
According to heart experts, 522 lives could be saved every year in the United States and Canada if Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were placed in accessible public locations. Research shows that survival rates have more than doubled when AEDs have been used by witnesses when someone is having a
The vast majority of elderly people who receive assistance (80%) live in private homes in the community, not in institutions. They prefer comfort care in their own homes. Most children agree that it is important in helping seniors remain independent. However, because of other responsibilities, in home care is not always possible.
In a study by Genworth Financial, more than half of all respondents (55%) reported that their greatest fear regarding a long-term care illness or other medical event was being a burden on their family. Senior home care specialists can help when family members are unable to. Certified caregivers can give Continue Reading No Comments