Stroke Home Care

Post-Stroke recovery is a challenge. Home Care Assistance of West Texas can help.

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 a recent survey of over 1000 stroke survivors, over 40% felt somewhat or not very successful in meeting their rehabilitation goals and 38% felt they lacked information relevant to their recovery. Regardless of the severity of your stroke, it is critical to take a proactive and informed approach to your post- stroke care and often a Home Care Assistance of West Texas caregiver can help ease the physical and emotional stress.

With the support of Home Care Assistance, you can provide your aging loved one with specialty stroke care from the comfort of their home. Families often underestimate their loved one’s attachment to their home. It’s not just the familiar objects that matter to older adults, it’s also the space itself and all the memories they have made there. A stroke shouldn’t be a reason to move a loved one out of the place they love the most. HCA offers specialty stroke care on an as needed basis and because we require no-long term contracts, care schedules can be modified at any time. Whether help is needed for a few hours during the day or full-time care, you have the freedom to choose the care schedule that best works for you and your aging loved one.

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Read Our Seven Tips for Post-Stroke Recovery for a Successful Recovery at Home

Follow the Advice of Experts.

Even after you transition home, it is critical to maintain regular appointments with your doctors, especially your neurologist. Typically, post-stroke patients visit their neurologist at least once every six weeks early in the recovery. However, over half of stroke survivors fail to comply with recommended follow-up visits and do not see any specialists during their recovery.

Adapt Your Home to Your Needs.

Depending on the severity of your stroke, you may require medical equipment such as a walker, a wheelchair or a hospital bed in the home. In addition, your home may be require safety modifications before you can feel comfortable. Your doctors, therapists and discharge planners should be able to advise you on the equipment you will need at home.

Follow up on Your Blood Work.

Because strokes are caused by a reduction in blood flow to the brain, your physician will usually prescribe anticoagulants to facilitate your recovery. The dosage is adjusted based on your blood flow, so regular blood testing is critical to ensuring a safe and accurate dosage. Your doctors will advise you on the proper procedure and timing for your blood work.

Understand Your Limitations.

We all value our independence and many of us are accustomed to an active lifestyle. However, anyone recovering from a stroke must understand that the recovery process cannot be rushed. Your brain is gradually rebuilding damaged synapses, which can cause mental fogginess or a sense of mild confusion. Your body is recovering as well and activities that were once routine, such as walking or hand movement, may present new physical challenges. Understand that you can take steps to address them. Receiving support from a caregiver or a loved one can help with your physical needs and memory exercises such as keeping an activity notebook can improve cognitive function.

Do as Much as You Can.

Though you should never endanger yourself or risk your recovery by doing too much too soon, it is important that you attempt basic tasks with which you feel comfortable. Your efforts will facilitate your physical recovery and small accomplishments can provide a big mental boost and propel you toward your long-term goals. Take incremental steps and utilize support from family or caregivers for daily activities that pose a challenge.

Maintain Your Therapy Schedule.

Though your therapy needs (physical, occupational or speech) may vary, it is important to start therapy as soon as possible and remain consistent with your appointments and recommended exercises. Though your initial therapy sessions may be trying, maintain focus on your long-term goals. Your therapists are trained professionals who have helped numerous post-stroke patients and can act as expert guides in the critical weeks following a stroke.

Maintain Your Therapy Schedule.

Though your therapy needs (physical, occupational or speech) may vary, it is important to start therapy as soon as possible and remain consistent with your appointments and recommended exercises. Though your initial therapy sessions may be trying, maintain focus on your long-term goals. Your therapists are trained professionals who have helped numerous post-stroke patients and can act as expert guides in the critical weeks following a stroke.

Watch Your Diet.

It is important to limit your intake of fat, cholesterol and sodium to prevent unnecessary stress on your body. It may be tempting to indulge in comfort foods, but a balanced diet is essential to a healthy recovery. It is also important to maintain a regular meal schedule, even though you may not be hungry. Proper nutrition and caloric intake give your body the energy it needs to heal.

why Choose Home Care Assistance?

Complete

Flexibility

Many clients have a caregiver only during the night, on weekends, or for transportation to medical appointments. Home Care Assistance is totally flexible and happy to provide care whenever and wherever needed.

Experience,

Empathy, & Safety

Our experienced caregivers provide clients with safety, companionship, and emotional support. They are devoted to the total health and happiness of their clients.

Care Away

From Home

Our caregivers can also provide companionship and monitoring for safety during hospital stays. We can even accompany our clients on vacations, enabling them to travel safely and independently.

Peace of Mind

For the Family

You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that a reliable, qualified caregiver is caring for your loved one. Our care team works with family members to provide complete transparency and is on call around-the-clock should anything arise.

Contracts

No Long Term

There is no long-term commitment with Home Care Assistance of West Texas. Use our services for only as long as you need them and you are 100 percent satisfied.

Expert

Matching

Home Care Assistance offers a roster of hundreds of caregiver with the right experience and skills to fit your family’s needs. However, personality matching is just as important! We strive to find the right personality fit for our clients and will select another caregiver for any reason - no questions asked!

Make sure you choose the right home care agency for you.

Read our Home Care Company Checklist to help you perform your due diligence to find the right care for your family. Not all home care companies are alike and this checklist will help you fully vet your options before you choose care for your loved one.

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Home Care Assistance of West Texas is Proud to Offer These Valuable Resources for FREE to you for Personal Use.

Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ 

This is an activity-based program designed to prevent the onset of new forms of cognitive decline,
as well as slow the progression of existing symptoms for individuals already experiencing cognitive impairment here in West Texas.

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From Hospital to Home Care

If you are transitioning home from a hospital stay; this guide will help you understand how home care ensures a smooth recovery at home and reduce avoidable readmissions here in West Texas.

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Balanced Care Method™

Valuable information about the Home Care Assistance proprietary Balanced Care Method™. This program promotes a smart lifestyle choices in the form of diet, activity, purpose and calm.

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