Stroke recovery can be a long, slow process that’s different for everyone. Because stroke affects each patient differently, there’s no single timeline or path to recovery. Even after recovering enough to go home, patients can struggle with symptoms for years and need extra help and support at home.
Research shows that patients who recover in a hospital or rehab center feel isolated and dependent. But patients who recover at home recover faster and are happier. Being home is comforting and gives a sense of normalcy.
Being home is good medicine, but having the proper care and support is essential. Recovering from impairments caused by a stroke can take time and be hard work for the patient and their family. Speech, physical, and occupational therapies help immensely, but what happens when the therapists leave? Recovery is a full-time effort for the patient and their caretakers.
Sometimes you both need a hand.
Our skilled and compassionate caregivers can be there to help with activities of daily living during recovery, including services like:
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, and personal care
- Coordination and scheduling of therapists and other specialists
- Fall prevention
- Hourly to round-the-clock care
- Medication reminders
- Nutrition, meal preparation
- Schedulingappointments and transportation
And, just as importantly, our caregivers are there with a calming smile and compassion for the patient and their family.
Stroke recovery isn’t easy on the patient, who might be recovering from life-changing symptoms and losing their independence. It’s also not easy on their caretakers, who are fearful for their loved one and often overwhelmed by caretaking responsibilities.
You don’t have to do it alone. Our skilled caregivers are knowledgeable, efficient, and compassionate. They understand the challenges of stroke recovery and how to support the physical and emotional needs of your loved one as they navigate recovery.