What you need to know about strokes and home care. Home care throughout the areas we serve can be a very important part of recovering from a stroke.
What is a Stroke?
Our home care providers want you to fully understand the definition of a stroke. Any of our in home caregiving providers throughout our service area are highly knowledgeable how home care can help with stroke recovery.
- Definition of a Stroke: According to the NIH the definition of a stroke is a result of sudden bleeding in the brain which damages brain cells. A stroke can also be caused by a blockage of oxygen rich blood flow, causing damage to the brain.
- Results of a Stroke: Some of the more common results of having a stroke can include; aphasia, mobility issues, difficulty with memory, and more. However, with the help of a professional caregiver having a quality filled life is possible.
- Surviving a Stroke: Without doubt, having a stroke will change your life. But you can also reach deep into recovery with the right therapy and care. There are 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. each year (according to the National Stroke Association). There is the ability to recover well enough to find quality in life once again.
5 Things You Need to Know About Strokes and Home Care
- Changes in Lifestyle – You can make a difference and reduce your risk for a stroke by making changes in your lifestyle. Making healthy changes at any age can make a difference. Our caregivers can help you eat a healthier diet that can help reduce your risk of stroke.
- Continue Healthy Home Exercises – A very positive approach to life after a stroke is to bring physical therapy and occupational therapy into the home. Caregivers can help encourage home exercises between therapy visits to promote compliance.
- Gaining Independence – With the help of a caregiver, we can work towards getting you more and more independent. As a result of assisting you when needed, you will develop the skills and assurance to do more on your own.
- Focusing on Care – As a part of rehabilitation you will want to focus on certain movements and techniques that are proven to give positive effects. Our in home care will offer help with daily living skills such as light housekeeping, cooking and more. Having the help available for daily tasks of life will allow you to focus on rehab instead of “chores” that you would typically be caught up in doing.
- Companionship – It is without question that companionship is an important part of recovering from any health crisis. Our in home care providers will provide companionship, conversation, and even encourage safe traveling outside of the home. Socialization is an important part of stroke recovery.
Recovering from Strokes and Home Care
Contact us so that we can be a part of your recovering from a stroke. Our goals are your goals:
- Become more independent
- Feel healthier
- Decrease the risk of another stroke
- Recover as well as possible
- Enjoy quality of life again
It’s important that you know about strokes and home care being an important part of your recovery.
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