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What's Included In Stroke Home Care?

SIX ESSENTIAL TYPES OF CARE

The effects of a stroke are unique to each individual and therefore the level of care provided must be adaptive to change and reflective of the support needed to manage ongoing rehabilitation. Our live-in Care Workers provide a lot more than basic rehabilitation and can provide long-term support for stroke survivors as well as their family.

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Our Essential Care Services For Stroke Home Care

Support With Personal Care A stroke can have many different effects on an individual, including their ability to maintain a healthy level of personal care. Effects can include issues with mobility, continence, and fatigue which can make it incredibly difficult for an individual to independently take care of their personal hygiene. Emotional effects such as depression and anxiety can also trigger personality changes which might result in a loss of interest in maintaining hygiene standards. Our live-in care workers assume the responsibility of looking after personal hygiene ensuring the individual maintains a level of dignity during the rehabilitation period. Supporting An Independent Lifestyle During stroke recovery, the individual is working on rebuilding neural pathways in their brain. One side-effect of a stroke is the loss of mobility and the ability to perform simple tasks, through a process known as neuroplasticity, the individual may actually be able to regain this level of mobility. As a care provider, we ensure that the individual is encouraged to perform repetitive tasks to help regain a sense of independence. Liaising With Medical & Healthcare Professionals When rehabilitating at home, the main point of medical contact is the individual’s GP. This person should have all the information needed regarding treatment and future care needs so we ensure our care workers are in frequent contact to understand the necessary medication needs. The individual may also be seeing a specialist stroke nurse who will provide rehabilitation exercises or assist with further medical needs. Our care workers will be in regular contact with this person too to ensure the level of care provided is suitable for the stroke survivor. Supporting Rehabilitation Rehabilitation exercises are important for both mental and physical health. If not already attained, we will be able to help gain advice from a physician regarding the type of physical exercises necessary to rebuild the neural pathways to perform everyday tasks. For some stroke survivors who have experienced a frontal lobe stroke, planning ahead and staying on task is difficult. Our care workers are able to take ownership of an exercise and therapy session to ensure that consistent rehabilitation is undertaken, where the individual on their own may not take the initiative to conduct their own therapy. Household Tasks Our care workers are also on hand to ensure that the environment the individual is living in is a comfortable, hygienic and familiar one. During stroke rehabilitation, the brain expends a lot of energy rebuilding pathways so changes in environment or new visual stimulus can overwhelm and tire the individual out. Our care workers ensure that all household tasks are taken care of so that the individual can focus solely on their rehabilitation. Regular Care Reviews Stroke rehabilitation will require different levels of care over time, so regularly reviewing this will ensure the individual can continue to make progress. Our number one priority is ensuring the stroke survivor is comfortable and making progress, to track this we ensure regular contact is made with the relevant healthcare professionals and family members. Find out more about our Stroke Live-In Care at Home services.

Six Essential Types Of Stroke Care

  • Support With Personal Care
  • Supporting An Independent Lifestyle
  • Liaising With Medical Professionals
  • Supporting Rehabilitation
  • Household Tasks
  • Regular Care Reviews
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My family can’t thank Promedica24 enough for the professional care and support they gave us

My family can’t thank Promedica24 enough for the professional care and support they gave us while caring for mum for the last 11 months. All the Care Workers we had in this time cared for mum extremely well with dignity, they became one of the family.

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