Care at Home Post-Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical emergency that occurs when blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted. When the cells in the brain become deprived of the oxygen they need to survive, brain damage and possible fatal outcomes can follow. Signs of a stroke include numbness/weakness on one side of the face, arm, or leg, headache, and a decrease in/loss of balance, vision, speech, and level of understanding. The aftermath of a stroke varies from person to person as any impacts depend upon which area of the brain was affected and to what degree it was compromised. Physical, cognitive and emotional changes including paralysis, incontinence, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, seizure, memory loss, difficulty expressing oneself through speech or writing, difficulty understanding speech, reasoning difficulties, depression and more can result to varying degrees.

Individuals who have experienced a stroke require some level of care afterward, and while there are options such as entering a care center or possibly relying on a family member, there are those who wish to explore other accommodations. Here at Aqua Home Care, our team refers trusted in-home caregivers to those preferring to receive services in the comfort of their own home. With compassion and experience, caregivers from our reputable registry offer services to clients with a wide-range of care needs, including those who are recovering from a stroke. With the knowledge and qualifications required to best tend to the personal care needs of their clients, caregivers are able to assist with:

  • Bathing and grooming
  • Using the facilities
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments and rehabilitation centers
  • Meal preparation and feeding
  • Changing bed linens
  • Laundry
  • Heavy house cleaning
  • Medication reminders
  • Organization
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Mobility
  • Companionship
  • Supervision
  • And more

There are certain risk factors that can increase one’s risk of having a stroke, including:

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Diabetes

While these and other factors can increase one’s risk, such an occurrence can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to decrease your risk, know the signs of a stroke and seek immediate medical care should those symptoms arise. If your loved one has experienced a stroke and is in need of in-home care, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Here at Aqua Home Care, we have the resources to find the care your loved one needs to help keep them right at home post-stroke.

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