In the UK, a stroke will occur every five minutes equalling over 100,000 strokes every single year. Following a stroke, a person will at the very least need temporary care during the initial 30 day recovery, and then continual care if you suffered a stroke with lasting effects on the body.
There are lots of options for care, including nursing homes and care homes, but stroke aftercare can also be provided in the home. In-home care can help families regain stability and quality of life after a stroke, all within the familiar surroundings of the family home.
How Live-in Care Helps
In-home care does not have to be round the clock if that is not what you feel is needed. A home care type service could just take the strain off your main caring duties, helping with some personal care, house cleaning, grocery shopping and similar tasks. However, if your loved one has significant medical care needs, then live-in care can also provide professional care in the home 24/7.
With a reputable live-in care company, the carers provided will be experienced in working with stroke patients within the home. Carers will have experience – having worked with people who have suffered with all different kinds of stroke, who have been affected in all different ways. Home care or live-in care services are always unique to the person receiving them, and are adapted to suit every client’s needs.
A Nurse-Led Care Plan For Stroke Victims In Their Very Own Home
Home care services are based around the needs of your loved one, and delivered in the place that means the most to them – their own home. What is so beneficial about choosing live-in care is that your care specialist will work with you and your loved one to create a totally unique and dedicated care plan that works around your physical needs, emotional needs and lifestyle.
Stroke Victims Need Familiar Surroundings
With home care for those who have suffered a stroke, they are able to recover and recuperate in familiar surroundings they are comfortable in. This can aid in the recovery process making it quicker, and it is also an excellent base for rehabilitation. Stroke victims often need to go through therapy to learn to walk, or speak again and the best place for this therapy is at home. If any physical restrictions are going to be permanent, your carer can help you work around them in the home and recommend devices and adaptations to make the home more suitable to your new needs.
The Next Step
If you do feel your loved one requires additional care following a stroke, there are plenty of places you can go to for advice. Your GP is probably your first port of call, but you can also find advice on websites like stroke.org.uk. It might take some time to get everything into place, but once you have that extra care and support right in your own home, you and your loved one will be able to enjoy the quality of life you both deserve.
For impartial guidance and advice about home care or live-in care you can reach us by phone on 0330 311 2906 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org