In Canada, there are over 8 million people acting as caregivers for aging relatives.
And if you’re reading this, you probably already know that caring for your aging parents can be stressful – from basics like keeping in frequent contact to taking them to appointments and ensuring that they are safe in their home. Add in a medical concern, like high blood pressure, and it’s enough to elevate your own blood pressure!
Unfortunately, the risk of developing hypertension (aka high blood pressure or HBP) by 80 years of age is a staggering 93% for men and 91% for women, so it may be best to prepare and plan for managing this condition. The good news is that there are technologies and services designed to make your life as a caregiver easier, and they can also help provide routine and assurance to your elderly parents.
We’ve put together a few steps you can take to help reduce your stress while ensuring you stay on top of your parent’s health.