Asheville Senior Care

Post Operative Care Tips For Stroke Patients


If you or a loved one has recently suffered from a stroke, you may be looking for postoperative care and little extra help around the house and sticking to the medical plan laid out by doctors.  Visiting Angels in Asheville, NC has professional caregivers that are available for in-home care that can take on these important tasks and help lead to a quicker recovery.  


Understanding the cause of the stroke and assessment of those causes - it’s critical for the whole health to be assessed when a strong occurs. There may be several reasons why a stroke  may have happened or it may be one critical one - but remember that many elements and systems of the body are connected and influenced by each other.  Post operative care means that taking care of those systems and elements is critical and this is where a care plan is important to share with your in-home caregiver from Visiting Angels. 


Stroke antiplatelet therapy or treatment for a short incident of the strong -  The first line of management for a stroke patient who has had a transient ischemic attack- duration of a stroke for a short period of time- is treatment using antiplatelet medications. Also, the blood pressure values are determined and if there is prolonged hypertension that is evident (high blood pressure) then this needs to be lowered using medication immediately to control the effects of the stroke on the patient as well as prevent reoccurrence.


Rehabilitation of stroke patients is important - it’s extremely important for stroke patients to receive the proper amount and amplitude of rehabilitation treatment.  One aspect of a stroke that tends to be forgotten is the need to recover from any treatment or surgeries AND the stroke itself.  If you have a loved one that has recently been through  stroke and they need extra help around their home when you cannot be available, Visiting Angels is a perfect solution for in-home post operative stroke care.


What’s next after rehabilitation for a stroke?  Stroke patients often want to take things slow and they should. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get back out and enjoy life post operation!  While it may take some time for your body to heal itself, it’s important to stay busy with enjoyable and safe activities.  


Visiting Angels in Asheville provides post op care for stroke patients and can help family members get a reprieve or be a primary caregiver when you need one.


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