Home Care Assistance
Stroke Care: Support Through the Recovery Phase
In-home services can help ensure a successful recovery at home to maximise long-term independence.
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Recovery at home
A stroke can be an extremely challenging medical event to cope with and recover from; patients must simultaneously overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges and many stroke survivors report frustrations with the recovery process. In-home services can help ensure a successful recovery at home to maximise long-term independence.
In a recent survey of over 1000 stroke survivors over 40% felt either somewhat, or not very successful in meeting their rehabilitation goals and 38% felt they lacked information relevant to their recovery. We want these alarming statistics to change for the better.
Our Carers can provide essential assistance with things like:
Driving and errands
Meal preparation and nutrition support
Personal assistance, including hygiene and dressing
Companionship and activities
Emotional support for individuals and families
How to optimise the recovery phase post stroke
Blood test follow-up
Ongoing appointments and follow up
Even after the transition home, it is likely that regular appointments with doctors and specialists will be needed following a significant event like a stroke. Typically, post-stroke patients visit a neurologist at least once every six weeks early in the recovery. However, over half of stroke survivors fail to comply with recommended follow-up visits and do not see any specialists during their recovery.
Adapting the home to current needs
Doing too much too soon can be a risk to the recovery process, however basic tasks should be attempted to an individual’s own comfort levels. These efforts will facilitate physical recovery and small accomplishments can provide a big mental boost, helping to motivate toward the long-term goals. Incremental steps with daily activities, using the support from family and Carers will add up to long term success.
It is usual to limit the intake of fat, cholesterol and sodium post stroke in order to prevent unnecessary stress on the body. It may be tempting to indulge in comfort foods at this time, but a balanced diet is essential to a healthy recovery. It is also important to maintain a regular meal schedule. Proper nutrition and controlled calorie intake give the body the energy it needs to heal.