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Learn about high blood pressure and how you can manage the condition at home. Homage Care Professionals can support your end-to-end hypertension journey from consultation, medication refill and reminders, and vital sign monitoring at home.Get Care Now
An Introduction to Hypertension
Our blood pressure is always changing in response to our physical activity, emotions, age, environment and other factors.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, however, occurs when blood is pumped around the body at a higher than normal pressure over a prolonged period. A reading of systolic pressure over 140 or higher or a diastolic pressure of 80 or higher that stays high over time indicates that you may have hypertension.
In Malaysia, four in ten adults aged ≥ 30 years have hypertension.
Hypertension is a common condition among Malaysians, especially older adults. Five out of ten people are aware of their hypertension status and only one-third of those under treatment achieved control of their hypertension.
It is important to manage our blood pressure well. Having prolonged high blood pressure puts a lot of stress on artery walls and can lead to many health complications, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and even blindness.
Managing hypertension at home
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help us regulate our blood pressure. Besides regular vital signs monitoring and medication, physical activity can reduce our blood pressure to acceptable levels. Exercising can also help to reduce stress, which is another factor that may increase our blood pressure.
Diet can affect our blood pressure too. Add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and nuts to your diet, and cut back on your consumption of sugar, salt, fats and alcohol for a healthier you.
We’re here for you
Learning that you’ll have to take medication for the rest of your life can be a hard pill to swallow. However, it is important to maintain a healthy blood pressure to prevent further health complications.
Our Care Professionals are caregivers, nurses and doctors experienced with caring for individuals with hypertension and can support you from diagnosis, medication refills and reminders, vital signs monitoring, and more. Each of them also undergo training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one. We understand that different individuals may need different forms of care support. Here are some of the ways our Care Pros can help.
Vital Signs Monitoring
Keep track of your loved one’s health as our Care Pros help to record temperature, pulse and/or blood pressure readings.
Get transparent real-time updates on how your loved one is doing while you are away for peace of mind.
No more missed doses. Our caregivers can help to remind your loved one to take their pills at the allotted time.
Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.
Looking for hypertension care support or long-hour care? We can help.
Our team of qualified nurses, caregivers and therapists can provide quality holistic care to you and your loved ones. You can save up to 20% with our care packages for multiple sessions too. Get connected with our Care Advisors to find out more.Get Care Now
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Top questions about Hypertension Care
What is the main cause of hypertension?
While age, genetics and existing health conditions may play a role in our risk of developing hypertension, many lifestyle factors can lead to high blood pressure too.
Factors that may cause hypertension include:
- Genetics, especially if your parents or close relatives have high blood pressure
- Age (our risk of developing hypertension increases with age)
- Chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high cholesterol
- Lack of physical activity
- Alcohol consumption
What are the warning signs of hypertension?
Nearly one-third of people with hypertension do not know that they have the condition. Here are some of the symptoms indicating that you may have hypertension:
- Severe headache
- Fatigue or confusion
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Blood in the urine
- Pounding in your chest, neck, or ears
What are the stages of hypertension?
According to local guidelines, there are 3 classifications for our blood pressure.
Normal blood pressure levels should be lower than 130/80 mmHg.
Those whose blood pressure falls in the range between 130/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg are considered pre-hypertensive and should monitor their blood pressure closely and make necessary lifestyle changes to manage their prehypertension.
If your blood pressure reading is 140/90 mmHg and above, you have hypertension. Do consult a doctor for professional medical advice and next steps.
How can Homage help individuals with hypertension?
Homage Care Professionals can ensure that you receive holistic care and help you manage hypertension in the comfort of home.
Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:
- Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
- Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
- Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
- Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
- Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
- Nursing care, includes medication administration
- Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy
- Doctor consultation, available in-person at your doorstep, or online through a video call for follow-up appointments
- Medication delivery, after a consultation with our doctor
What hypertension care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs, so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.
How fast can I receive care support for hypertension?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for hypertension care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 5 working days.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving.
For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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