Care for the Heart

Since heart disease is our nation’s number one killer, it is important to understand the risks and symptoms of heart disease and be aware of ways to improve heart health.

Open Arms Solutions is experienced in caring for someone with heart disease, as well as someone recovering from heart surgery or a stroke. Contact Open Arms Solutions for more information and discover our customized options for varying elder care needs in the Chicago area.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the basics of home care.

Cardiovascular Disease 101
This overview is provided by the Mayo Clinic to help people understand the basics of cardiovascular disease and the conditions that can affect heart and blood vessels.

Heart Information Sheets
The American Heart Association offers a number of downloadable information sheets to answer any heart-related questions (also available in Spanish).

Assess Your Cholesterol with this Personal Online Survey
This online cholesterol health assessment reveals risk for heart disease, as well as information, tips and strategies for improving cholesterol levels. Also check out this cholesterol tracker from the American Heart Association. Cholesterol tracker

High Blood Pressure Health Risk Calculator
Calculate your health risks from high blood pressure and learn how a few simple changes can lower your risk.

Exercise and Activity after Heart Surgery
UW Health provides valuable information on how to ease into an exercise routine after heart surgery as well as what not to do.