Female care worker helps senior man recovering from a stroke to get up from wheelchair at home.

How In-Home Care Can Support Stroke Recovery

Last updated on October 19, 2023

The aftermath of a stroke can be devastating and present many challenges that require specialized personal care and dedicated attention for senior patients. If a stroke has significantly impaired your loved one’s physical ability and emotional well-being, you may be worried and frightened about the road ahead.

Professional stroke home care can be a beacon of hope.

Visiting Angels’ experienced caregivers will help your senior safely age in place after a stroke in the comfort of home. Your loved one will receive a non-medical customized home care plan to assist them with their daily routines and activities. Visiting Angels care providers will then foster ongoing companionship and one-to-one support on your senior’s road to recovery.

Professional Help at Home After a Stroke

Every year, nearly 800,000 U.S. adults experience a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many endure reduced mobility that affects their safety and independence at home.

Like many primary caregivers tending to a stroke survivor, you may doubt whether you can provide the best care — especially while balancing work, personal, and family obligations.

With the help of Visiting Angels, you don’t have to provide home care alone.

Visiting Angels understands the impact of stroke and can deliver personalized care that addresses your loved one’s limitations. Here are some common stroke after-affects your senior may be experiencing and how Visiting Angels can help:

  • Cognitive difficulties
    Visiting Angels can implement exercises, games, and routines to enhance your senior’s memory, problem-solving, communication, and cognitive skills. Caregivers will provide emotional support and encouragement, creating a conducive environment that promotes cognitive rehabilitation and overall well-being.
  • Difficulty swallowing
    If your senior has swallowing problems, Visiting Angels will assist in preparing tailored meals and ensuring safe consumption. Caregivers will provide reminders about taking medications, performing therapeutic exercises, and attending appointments. Caregivers can also monitor your senior for signs of choking or increased difficulty swallowing.
  • Mood changes
    Visiting Angels provides camaraderie and companion care that can help your older adult cope with feelings of frustration, sadness, depression, and isolation that may arise during their recovery.
  • Reduced mobility
    Visiting Angels will be by your loved one’s side to reduce the risk of falls, assist with transfers, and help your older adult navigate the stairs, bathroom, and other high-fall-risk areas of the home.
  • Speech and communication challenges
    Visiting Angels will get to know your loved one and understand their preferences, needs, and cues — even if they have a limited ability to speak or understand. Caregivers will also remind them to perform therapeutic speech exercises, if needed.
  • Vision concerns
    Visiting Angels will make recommendations to improve household safety and quality of life for your senior with reduced vision — such as adding light, marking areas that could cause accidents, adapting activities for low-vision needs, running errands, and providing transportation.

Choose Visiting Angels for Home Care Stroke Assistance

If your senior has a stroke, they are at a higher risk of having a second one. Survival chances and positive treatment outcomes increase when stroke symptoms are identified and treated early. An in-home professional caregiver from Visiting Angels by your loved one’s side can monitor for stroke signs and request immediate life-saving emergency assistance.

Visiting Angels also provides a “Ready, Set, Go Home” program that helps seniors successfully transition to home following a hospitalization, including after a stroke. The program includes home visits to identify and reduce the risk of preventable events or mishaps that could cause a return to the hospital or emergency room. Visiting Angels caregivers can also visit your senior in the hospital or rehab facility and have a plan in place before discharge to ensure you have peace of mind.

Surviving a stroke doesn’t mean your loved one has to give up their independence — or move away from the home they love. Learn how Visiting Angels can help your senior age in place after a stroke through a free home care consultation.

If you're interested in our compassionate home care services for you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels home care agency today or call 800-365-4189.
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