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The Live-in Care Difference For Those Who Have Suffered A Stroke


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.

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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 hello@liveincarehub.co.uk



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10 Comments. Leave new

  • A stroke is so cruel. You’re know what you want your body to do but it just doesn’t respond.

    A live-in carer definitely helps with lots of the day to day things but it’s important also that they encourage their client to do as much as they are still able to do.

    • Absolutely Tony – a live in carer provides much more than general day-to-day help – they also offer much needed encouragement to people after a stroke to continue to do what they can but also to learn how to cope in areas where they struggle. It isn’t always possible to recover fully from a stroke but people can learn to manage in a variety of ways and having a professional on hand, every day, makes a tremendous difference.

  • Anything is possible with the right support!

  • Care at home enables more continuity too which definitely helps speed up recovery as the person caring gets to know the person really well

    • Yes that’s such a crucial point that the carer knows and understands their client in a way that simply isn’t possible in a care home where carers work different shifts and, let’s face it, simply don’t have the time to provide anything like as much one-to-one time with people.

  • What a great blog post – very useful tips!

  • I agree. I’ve seen how live in care has helped keep someone in their own home and how it’s benefited them not just physically but mentally to.

  • I’ve seen how it works – a neighbour of mine had a stroke and his wife was exhausted looking after him. A couple of weeks of live-in care while she went to see old friends in Scotland really made all the difference

    • That’s a good point George that we perhaps don’t highlight enough – just how totally exhausting it is for the spouse or partner to look after their loved one after a stroke. Especially since the partner isn’t generally in the first flush of youth.

  • Really useful information.



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