Stroke Recovery Care at Home in Cleveland, GA and the Nearby Areas
Experiencing a stroke can be devastating. Strokes can cause paralysis, memory loss, vision problems, and speech and language issues. According to the American Stroke Association, “The majority of strokes occur when blood vessels to the brain become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits called plaque. This cuts off blood flow to brain cells.”
Although, seniors may struggle to recover and rehabilitate. They must learn to navigate their surroundings, cope with side effects, and grapple with daily tasks. Do not go it alone. Visiting Angels of Cleveland can help your loved one after a hospital stay with professional care at home.
Visiting Angels Explains Stroke Recovery Care at Home in Cleveland, Toccoa, Clarkesville, and Nearby Towns
Transitioning home from the hospital can be stressful.
Follow these tips to ease the process:
Assess Care Needs Early and Often
Your hospital or rehabilitation facility will assess care needs in advance. A social worker or case manager can help you develop a plan to promote safety and recovery. Your role in the discharge process is to help the staff identify problems.
After returning home, monitor your loved one’s physical condition and psychological well-being. If you have concerns, tell your social worker or physician. Can your loved one perform daily tasks such as toileting, getting dressed, and preparing food? If your senior is having difficulties, discuss getting help from family, friends, or a professional care at-home agency.
Modify Your Home
A social worker or case manager may perform a safety evaluation of the home before your senior is discharged. The evaluation will determine whether any home modifications or safety equipment is needed.
A social worker may recommend a walker or cane, grab bars, a shower seat in the bathroom, or a chairlift for the stairs. Home modifications can promote a safe recovery and reduce the chances of hospital readmission from a fall or accident.
Arrange Follow-Up Care
Your loved one will need ongoing medical care, so it is important to plan. If your loved one needs help with transportation, personal care, light housekeeping, or meal preparation, consider hiring a Visiting Angels of Cleveland care provider. A caregiver can provide personalized support that meets your loved one’s unique requirements.
Caring for a stroke survivor can be challenging, so it is vital to surround yourself with support. For some, joining support groups is helpful. Respite care ensures your loved one will receive essential care at home when you are not available.
Stroke Recovery Care Services
A unique care plan is created for every client, according to needs.
Stroke recovery care can include:
- Monitoring medications and providing reminders
- Arranging pharmacy and special equipment deliveries
- Preparing healthy meals for special diets
- Escorting seniors to follow-up medical appointments
- Observing fluid intake to prevent dehydration
- Providing health updates to family and physicians
Schedule Your Free, In-Home Assessment Today
To learn more about how Visiting Angels of Cleveland can help seniors who have experienced a stroke, contact our office today. Our staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a free, in-home assessment with one of our care coordinators. Click one of the buttons below to get started with our stroke recovery care at home.
Serving North Hall, East Lumpkin, White, Habersham, Stephens, and Rabun Counties
Visiting Angels CLEVELAND, GA24 W Jarrard St
Cleveland, GA 30528