Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability in the world. It causes changes in ability to move, judgment, emotions, perception, memory, and neglect in the affected side of the body. Taking care of the elderly at home after the person has had a stroke requires planning and organization.
Consider the following when making plans care for someone at home who has had a stroke:
You have a choice of caring for your loved one at home or moving them in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Reviewing these points will help you determine if home care is right for you.
Reasons to consider moving your loved one in a nursing home:
Reasons to consider keeping your loved one at home:
After a stroke efforts should be focused on rehabilitation and avoiding another stroke. Starting a rehabilitation program as soon as possible increases the chances of recovering some of the abilities impacted. It is not possible to predict how much physical ability can be regained. The more ability regained immediately after a stroke, the more independent a senior is likely to be when discharged from the hospital.
Professional caregivers and CNAs (certified nursing assistants) at Abby Senior Care can support your loved one through all phases of their recovery with personal care and rehab encouragement. Find out how we can customize a home care plan to your specific needs, call 303-699-8840 for a no obligation, free home visit evaluation by one of our dedicated Case Managers.