What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

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What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

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After your senior loved one survives a heart attack, there’s a lot for you and her to deal with about the situation. One of the biggest can actually be some of the emotions that your loved one feels afterward.

Senior Care Pasadena CA - What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

Senior Care Pasadena CA – What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

She Might Be Afraid

Heart attacks are terrifying, even if your senior loved one only experiences a mild one. It’s not surprising that your loved one would be afraid immediately after her heart attack, but she may also be afraid for a long time after. She might fear having another heart attack with every single pain that she experiences. Some loved ones might even be afraid of being alone. Hiring senior care providers to be there when you can’t be, can help both you and your loved one to feel more secure.

She Might Be Depressed

Having a heart attack can leave your senior loved one extremely depressed, as well. Her life may have changed dramatically, which can cause your loved one to grieve that prior life. Your loved one might feel that any sort of regular, normal life is now over for her. Talking to your loved one’s doctor and going to cardiac rehab can each help your loved one to understand any new limitations.

She Might Even Be Angry

While fear and depression might be expected to a certain extent, some loved ones are surprised to find that they feel a great deal of anger after a heart attack. Your loved one might be angry because she’s done the “right” things and yet still had a heart attack. She might be angry at being forced into lifestyle changes. She might even feel angry that she wasn’t able to control her body enough to not have a heart attack.

Or She Might Have Mix of All of These Feelings

Your senior loved one most likely will experience a mixture of all of these emotions to varying degrees. It’s possible that she might even cycle through them as she tries to deal with the feelings. There’s no right or wrong way for your loved one to feel at this time. What’s important is that you’re there to support her.
If your loved one needs extra help managing these feelings, talk with her doctor or find a counselor or therapist that she trusts to help work through the emotions.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care Services in Pasadena CA, please contact the caring staff at 1Heart Caregiver Services today.

Belina C. Nernberg
Belina C. Nernberg
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc. As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment. In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources. 1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.

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