LightSpring Home Care

Home Care for Managing High Cholesterol

Persistently high levels of cholesterol present significant challenges for the long-term health of seniors, including the increased risk of heart disease.

While your loved one may want to do everything they can to lower their cholesterol levels, it may be challenging for them to do so, especially if they are afflicted by other health conditions. To ensure your family member has the support they need to manage their health, we offer in-home care services for adults with high cholesterol. At LightSpring Home Care, our caregivers can help clients plan meals that promote healthy levels of cholesterol and help them remember to take their medication at the right time. Each of our caregivers is trained to help manage hyperlipidemia (a condition in which quantities of lipids in the blood are excessive) and hypercholesterolemia (a type of hyperlipidemia characterized by elevated levels of LDL in the blood). No matter what your loved one’s current diagnosis is, you can trust our team to promote overall well-being and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications.
Read MoreWe offer in-home care services for seniors with high cholesterol throughout Philadelphia County, Bucks County, and Delaware County, such as:
  • Yeadon, PA
  • Chester, PA
  • Darby, PA
  • Upper Darby, PA
  • Clifton Heights, PA
  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Sharon Hill, PA
  • Lansdowne, PA
  • Morton, PA
  • Glenolden, PA
  • Folcroft, PA
  • Aldan, PA
  • Springfield, PA
  • Norristown, PA

Consequences of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is not just a number on a medical report; it’s a warning sign of future health complications if corrective action is not taken. As we age, the consequences of elevated cholesterol levels become more pronounced, posing a greater threat to our overall health. Seniors managing other chronic diseases, such as diabetes or heart conditions, face a heightened risk when high cholesterol is added to the equation.

Unmanaged high cholesterol can contribute to the formation of arterial plaques, which narrows blood vessels and increases the likelihood of cardiovascular events. Because the risks of bad cholesterol are so great, seniors must take extra precautions. If this sounds challenging to navigate alone, our home caregivers are here to help.

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How Home Care Can Help in Managing Cholesterol Levels

Our clinical professionals are more than just caregivers; they are advocates for the physical and emotional well-being of our cherished seniors. We work hand-in-hand with seniors to develop personalized care plans for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. From medication reminders to assistance in adhering to dietary guidelines, our caregivers provide the crucial support your loved one needs. With regular monitoring, we can note and address any deviations in a timely manner, offering you and your family peace of mind.

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

High levels of cholesterol, particularly low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, can contribute to the development of heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. Fortunately, lifestyle changes can play a significant role in improving cholesterol levels and promoting overall health. Through encouragement and support, our home caregivers facilitate the adoption of heart-healthy habits, including regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and stress reduction techniques.

One of the most effective ways to manage cholesterol is through a balanced and heart-healthy diet. Our caregivers can help you focus on incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into your meals while limiting saturated and trans fats. Foods rich in soluble fiber, such as oats, beans, and fruits, can help lower LDL cholesterol levels. Additionally, including sources of omega-3 fatty acids, like fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, and sardines), flaxseeds, and walnuts, can contribute to a healthier lipid profile.

Regular physical activity is another key component of improving cholesterol levels, as it has been shown to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that helps remove other forms of cholesterol from the bloodstream. As part of our in-home care services for high cholesterol, our caregivers can help seniors follow an exercise routine that matches their lifestyle and future health goals.

Maintaining a healthy weight is closely tied to cholesterol management. Losing excess weight, even a modest amount, can positively impact cholesterol levels. A combination of a balanced diet and regular exercise helps achieve and sustain a healthy weight, reducing the risk of elevated cholesterol and the development of cardiovascular disease.

Limiting the intake of processed and sugary foods is crucial for overall health and cholesterol management. Trans fats, often found in processed and fried foods and beverages, can raise LDL cholesterol levels. You should also limit how much red meat and full-fat dairy products you consume, as they are high in saturated fats, which can increase the bad cholesterol in your blood.

Watching how much alcohol you drink on a daily and weekly basis can help lower cholesterol. While some studies suggest that moderate alcohol intake, particularly red wine, may have cardiovascular benefits, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to various health issues, including elevated cholesterol.

Lastly, quitting smoking is essential for overall cardiovascular health. Smoking not only lowers HDL cholesterol but also damages blood vessels, increasing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Quitting smoking can lead to immediate and long-term improvements in cholesterol and overall heart health.

Seek In-Home Care for High Cholesterol Today

At LightSpring Home Care, we offer more than just assistance; we provide a lifeline to a healthier, more vibrant life. Our commitment to compassionate care is reflected in every interaction, ensuring that our seniors receive not only the physical support they need but also the emotional encouragement to face health challenges head-on.

As you ponder the best path forward for yourself or your loved ones, consider the peace of mind that comes with in-home care services for adults with high cholesterol. With our meticulous screening and training process, we’ve assembled a team of experienced Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) who are ready to serve you, whether you reside in Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Yeadon, Chester, Darby, Upper Darby, Clifton Heights, Drexel Hill, Sharon Hill, Lansdowne, Morton, Glenolden, Folcroft, Aldan, Springfield, or Norristown, PA. Request a free in-home assessment today, and let us start on the journey towards wellness together.

Our Offices

Bryn Mawr

919 Conestoga Rd Building Three, Suite 212
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(484) 267-3500

Center City Philadelphia Office

123 South Broad Street, Suite 1945
Philadelphia, PA 19109

(215) 935-6321

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