Morris Park Nursing Home Promotes February as Heart Disease Awareness Month

Morris Park Nursing Home based in The Bronx. With 42.6% of nursing home residents diagnosed with heart disease, it is important to promote February as the month to spread awareness for this life threatening disease.

Bronx, NY, February 18, 2015 --( Morris Park Nursing Home, recognizes that heart disease, commonly referred to as Coronary Artery Disease, afflicts millions of American adults and many elderly residents in nursing homes every year. There are many conditions that lead to Heart Disease, but key risk factors include previous family diseases, smoking, diabetes, poor or fatty diets, high blood pressure and even age, especially for those above the age 45.

A National Survey from the Center for Disease Control showed that greater than 42% of all nursing homes residents have previously been diagnosed with heart disease. Senior citizens are particularly susceptible to stroke and heart attacks, so it is imperative for them to learn how to control the major risk factors of heart disease with proper nutrition, weight management and regular exercise or a general healthy lifestyle.

The staff at Morris Park Nursing Home are particularly careful to maintain the right living balance to help combat heart disease including delicious yet nutritious meals prepared in house for all residents, regular cardiovascular exercise for all residents and creating a friendly, non-stressful living environment. The American Heart Association has published great information on understanding and managing heart disease on their website

Awareness of risk factors and symptoms as well as early detection is the most common way to combat heart disease, but for too many elderly, heart disease is already a very real and scary part of their lives.

Dedicated to traditional values, our experienced team of professionals is committed to providing our residents with the highest quality care available, maintaining our position as a leader in skilled nursing facilities in New York and creating a family-like environment for our residents, families, associates and community members.

Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a top-notch 191-bed skilled nursing and comprehensive care facility serving the healthcare needs of the Bronx, New York. Located at 1235 Pelham Parkway North, Bronx, NY, Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center offers 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to their residents. Services include exceptional long-term care and short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, an Alzheimer's/Dementia program, hospice and more. Morris Parks’ highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.

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Brian Rephun