Why choose to recover at home?
Research has found that stroke patients who rehabilitated at home after only 10 days in the hospital had a faster recovery and, after three months, were farther advanced in assimilating back into their familiar surroundings then those who weren’t sent home.
Lead researcher Nancy E. Mayo, PhD, tells WebMD that patients largely rehabilitated at home were able to perform activities of daily living at higher levels than those who received more traditional rehab. “Patients who received traditional care felt more isolated, more dependent, and showed less [control over their muscles]. We also found home care can cost less,” Mayo says.
Why Choose Steadfast Home Care Services for Stroke Home Care?
Our home care for stroke patients includes collaborating on your care plan with all home health therapies planned and scheduled for your recovery. This may include our partners in Home Health Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
Our trained and experienced caregivers can be instrumental and effective in assisting with activities for stroke recovery at home. Some of this activities include mobility exercises and mobility training. Mobility training for stroke patients might cover learning to use mobility aids, such as a walker, canes, wheelchair or ankle brace.
Under the care of your medical practitioner, we create specialized plans of care for post-stroke patients. In addition, the plans are targeted for each client’s lifestyle with the goal of improving their overall wellbeing. We communicate constantly and with all participants in the patient’s care (medical and family). This is because effective communication is essential for the client’s road to wellness.
Furthermore, our Post-Stroke home care service can provide much needed respite relief and support. Thus giving family members who are in the role of caring for their loved ones, essential relief when needed. Steadfast Home Care is able to temporary care to provide family caregivers with welcome breaks, from the full-time care they have been providing.
A Comprehensive Approach to Helping You
Our In-Home Stroke Care Difference
- Every year, an estimated 970,000 people in the U.S., and 15 million people globally, suffer from a stroke. In order to address the needs of stroke survivors and their family, it is essential to implement a person and family-centered approach to care.
- We understand that for each patient, the presentation of stroke symptoms can be very different. With our philosophy of understanding and compassion we are intentional in creating a concierge, safe and effective home care plan. As. a result, we can arrive at care plan that establishes confidence with the client and their family.
- Supporting, assisting and encouraging completion of any regular therapy exercises the client may be assigned to carry out in-home. This may include activities that a patient should do with their affected side. This helps to increase the number of organic repetitions and thus, more attention to the affected extremity.
- Working with the family caregivers to identify resources that can facilitate recovery and successful community reintegration post-stroke.
- Our goal is to help the client thrive and stay engaged in activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and leisure activities. We do this with the understanding that stroke patients may have a choice on which ADLs they would like assistance with. Doing so allows them to focus their energy and more efforts, on the tasks that are most important to them.
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What is a Stroke?
A stroke is a serious condition which occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or or ruptures. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen needed, causing brain cells to die. All strokes are a medical emergency, and the sooner the individual receives treatment, the less damage is likely to happen.
What are the Signs of a Stroke?
If you or someone you’re with may be having a stroke, pay particular attention to the time the symptoms began. Some treatment options are most effective when given soon after a stroke begins.
- Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body.
- Sudden speech difficulty or confusion.
- Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden onset of dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance.
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.