Stroke is a very serious medical condition that is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. The risk of having a stroke increases when adults reach the age of 55, and this risk more than doubles every ten years. This means that senior citizens over the age of 65 are much more likely to have a stroke and the effects can be devastating as up to 45 percent of those who suffer a stroke will either die or be permanently disabled. For those who survive a stroke, it is extremely important for them to get the proper care to avoid having another stroke which could be deadly.
If you have a family member who has survived a stroke, then you know that they need consistent care to make a recovery. It can be very difficult for families to provide the level of care that stroke survivors need without some assistance. At Assisting Hands, we provide stroke recovery and care services to help families care for a member who has survived a stroke. Our caregivers are highly trained and have experience providing effective care for stroke patients.
The effects of a stroke can be devastating as they often lead to permanent disabilities in those who survive. However, there is a chance that a stroke survivor can make close to a full recovery. The first 3-4 months after a stroke are the most important for the recovery process because this is when most stroke survivors make the most gains in their rehab. Our caregivers will do everything we can to help your loved ones get through their stroke rehabilitation from calming their stress and anxiety to scheduling appointments with therapists. Each case of stroke recovery varies which is why we will form a customized stroke recovery care plan to suit the specific needs of your loved one.
Our stroke recovery services include the following:
- Hourly care or 24-hour care depending on your needs.
- Social companionship to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Help scheduling appointments with doctors and therapists as well as transportation to take them to their appointments.
- Medication reminders
- Fall prevention
- Condition monitoring and alerts when there are changes in condition
- Help with personal activities such as dressing, bathing, and other matters of personal hygiene.
- Meal preparation to ensure that your loved ones get enough nutrition.
- Light housekeeping to keep the home clean and orderly.
Having a stroke is a terrifying experience for the victim and their family, and recovering from a stroke is a difficult ordeal. If you have a family member who has recently had a stroke, you can trust our caregivers at Assisting Hands to provide effective care to aid them in their recovery. Each of our caregivers is licensed, bonded, and insured and they have been thoroughly trained to care for stroke survivors. Contact Assisting Hands to learn more about our stroke recovery services.