Home Care Assistance
Stroke Care: Support Through the Recovery Phase
24 Hour Care
Hospital to Home
Recovery at home
A stroke can be an extremely challenging medical event to cope with and recover from; patients must simultaneously overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges and many stroke survivors report frustrations with the recovery process. In-home services can help ensure a successful recovery at home to maximise long-term independence.
In a recent survey of over 1000 stroke survivors over 40% felt either somewhat, or not very successful in meeting their rehabilitation goals and 38% felt they lacked information relevant to their recovery. We want these alarming statistics to change for the better.
Our Carers can provide essential assistance with things like:
Driving and errands
Meal preparation and nutrition support
Personal assistance, including hygiene and dressing
Companionship and activities
Emotional support for individuals and families
How to optimise the recovery phase post stroke
Blood test follow-up
Ongoing appointments and follow up
Adapting the home to current needs
Doing too much too soon can be a risk to the recovery process, however basic tasks should be attempted to an individual’s own comfort levels. These efforts will facilitate physical recovery and small accomplishments can provide a big mental boost, helping to motivate toward the long-term goals. Incremental steps with daily activities, using the support from family and Carers will add up to long term success.