Do you know someone who has experienced a stroke? The stroke itself is not the issue, it’s what happens after. There are a lot of factors that will alter the usual daily living of the person who experienced a stroke.
On the other hand, have you experienced taking care of somebody who had a stroke and is paralyzed? Taking care and looking after somebody who had a stroke is totally different.
The simplest definition of Stroke is when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die, then leads to a paralysis. Given that, we can picture out how it is taking care of a stroke patient. Families want to help alleviate the difficulty that they feel.
Help your loved ones at home:
- Assess the needs of your loved one and their ability to fulfill these needs like bathing, walking, or exercising. Let them take care of their basic needs if they are still able to do so, be assertive in offering assistance if you see that they are experiencing difficulty.
- Consider safety all the time. Changes might be needed at home, to make it more convenient for your loved one. Installing grab bars are very helpful in stairs and in the bathroom to avoid accidents. The place has to be well lit so that they can see clearly.
- You can help lift their spirit by praising every sign of progress, no matter how small. Make them feel appreciated to boost their self-confidence.
- Encourage your loved one to speak with a counselor and seek counseling for the rest of the family. It’s important that you talk through your feelings with a counselor so that you can have a sound advice on whatever you think is happening. Professional help from counselors also makes you notice other needs that might have been taken for granted.
- Always promote proper diet management to patients who had a stroke. Regular exercise and religiously attending to medical appointments give patients and families peace of mind knowing that they are fully aware of what’s happening.
Families strive hard to keep their loved ones at home, sometimes help is really needed for the betterment of all members of the family including the loved one who had a stroke. Our own home might be the most comfortable place for them, but sometimes it is not the best place for healing.
Marie’s Eldercare Placement & Consulting, Inc. provides Senior Care Placement for Assisted Living in MD. It is our goal to help you find the best place for your loved ones recovering from the disabling effects of a stroke.
We also offer case management services for seniors, too. That means that we carefully assess and diagnose the gravity of the need and we help the family sort options. There are numerous options available, we scrutinize each to find the service who can tailor fit the treatments for your loved one’s needs.
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