Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. and frequently leaves everyone involved feeling confused and worried about how to effectively handle the challenges of everyday life. The effects of a stroke are often physically, mentally and emotionally daunting. Stroke may result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, failure to understand or formulate speech, or vision impairment of one side of the visual field. It’s hard to know how long the effects will last for. Stroke rehabilitation should be started as quickly as possible and can last anywhere from a few days to well over a year.
Some of the physical disabilities that can result from stroke include muscle weakness, numbness, pressure sores, pneumonia, incontinence, apraxia (inability to perform learned movements), difficulties carrying-out Activities of Daily Living (“ADL”), appetite loss, speech loss, vision loss and pain. These effects can leave you wondering whether you or your loved one can safely remain in the comfort of your or their own home. With the help of 123 Home Care the answer is often “yes”.
A rehabilitation team is usually multidisciplinary as it involves staff with different skills working together to help the patient. This includes physicians trained in rehabilitation medicine, clinical pharmacists, nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, orthotists and caregivers. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers, since at least one third of the people manifest post stroke depression.
High-quality caregiving is fundamental in maintaining skin care, feeding, hydration, positioning, and monitoring vital signs such as temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Effective care strategies can help improve strength, range of motion, motor functions, safety, and address emotional health issues. 123 Home Care has extensive experience in helping individuals and their families live with the effects of Stroke. Our rigorously screened, bonded and insured Qualified Caregivers whom have prior experience working with Stroke victims can provide the following services:
Additionally, 123 Home Care offers free training of our Qualified Caregivers with you or your loved one’s Occupational or Physical Therapist. Once trained, our Qualified Caregivers promote mobility through physical therapy and enhance independence with ADLs through occupational therapy.
By assisting with ADLs and providing supervision you’ll rest easy knowing that your loved one is in great hands. Additionally, with our “You Only Pay for What You Use” policy, you can change your schedule at any time without any penalty. This ensures that your loved one only uses our services when they truly need it.