In-Home Care Can Help Seniors Recover from a Stroke at Home

With dependable in-home care, seniors who have recently suffered a stroke can get the support they need to recover in comfortable and familiar surroundings

A stroke can be devastating, causing paralysis, memory loss, vision problems, and speech and language issues.If your senior loved one has recently suffered a stroke, they may struggle to recover and rehabilitate. They must learn to navigate their surroundings, cope with side effects, and grapple with daily tasks. Help is available for your senior loved one and you. 

Senior Homecare by Angels can assist with professional in-home care.

Transitioning Home Safely Following a Stroke

Transitioning home from the hospital can be difficult for elderly stroke survivors. Families should follow these tips to ease the process:

  • Assess care needs early and often

Your hospital or rehabilitation facility will assess care needs in advance. A social worker or case manager can help you develop a plan to promote safety and recovery. Your role in the discharge process is to help the staff identify problems.

After returning home, monitor your loved one’s physical condition and psychological well-being. If you have concerns, tell your social worker or physician. Can your loved one perform daily tasks such as toileting, getting dressed, and preparing food? If your senior relative is having difficulties, discuss getting help from family, friends, or professional in-home care.

  • Modify your home

A social worker or case manager may perform a safety evaluation of the home before your senior is discharged. The evaluation will determine whether any home modifications or safety equipment is needed.

A social worker may recommend a walker or cane, grab bars, a shower seat in the bathroom, or a chairlift for the stairs. Home modifications can promote a safe recovery and reduce the chances of hospital readmission from a fall or accident.

  • Arrange follow-up care

Your loved one will need ongoing medical care, so it’s important to make arrangements in advance. If your senior needs help with transportation, personal care, light housekeeping, or meal preparation, consider hiring an in-home care provider from your local Senior Homecare by Angels. Our caregivers can provide personalized support that meets any unique requirements.

  • Get support

Caring for a stroke survivor can be challenging, so it’s vital to surround yourself with assistance. For some, joining support groups is helpful. Respite care from Senior Homecare by Angels ensures your loved one will receive essential care and assistance when you’re not available.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

If your loved one needs professional in-home care after a stroke, our Ready-Set-Go Home program helps seniors make a successful transition home after hospitalization. Home visits promote a safe recovery by lowering the risk of falls and other accidents.

Count on Senior Homecare by Angels for in-home senior care to aid in recovery and reduce stress for family caregivers.

If you're interested in learning how we can help your loved one transition home after a stroke, contact your local office today.

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