How to Care for a Loved one at Home after a Stroke

There is life – and hope – after a stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability, and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

When you are the primary caregiver for at-home care for a loved one who has suffered a stroke, it’s essential to understand their needs. Your loved one’s healthcare provider will give you a plan before being discharged from the hospital. Keep in mind that the level of care will vary depending on the extent of damage from the stroke.

Recovering at home has been proven to increase positive outcomes for those who have had a stroke. If your parent or loved one needs ongoing care at home after a stroke, the healthcare team at Promyse is there to help. Our Personal Support Workers, managed by a Nurse Case Manager, deliver high-quality care. We provide care according to the needs of your parent – from daily visits to around-the-clock care.

To help with the at-home plan of recovery, here are some things that will help:

Daily Movement and Exercise

It’s common for many stroke patients to experience loss of mobility. Regular movement and exercise, like walking, are beneficial on a daily basis. This will help to bring back muscle memory and strengthen motor skills. 

Healthy and Wholesome Eating 

It’s essential to eat a healthy and wholesome diet to get the right balance of vitamins and nutrients to keep your loved one’s health optimal for recovery.

Medication Management

Any medications should be taken as prescribed by their doctor. Creating a schedule to remember what they need to take and when is helpful. If you have hired a Promyse Caregiver, they can help with medication management.

Focus on Positive Memories

Depression is a common occurrence for stroke patients, which can hinder their ability to recover. One way to curb this is to focus on positive memories with them, get them outside in nature as much as possible, and consult with a healthcare provider to develop a plan of action if needed.

Take Care of Yourself

You can’t expect to take care of a loved one if you don’t take the time to care for yourself. It’s imperative to take breaks, make time for rest and relaxation, eat well, exercise, and ask for help when you need it.

At Promyse Home Care, we understand that caring for a loved one after a stroke can be very challenging. Our team of compassionate caregivers is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are committed to helping seniors regain their mobility, coordination, strength, and cognitive abilities after a stroke. We will meet with your parent, their caregivers, and their healthcare team to develop a plan to meet their specific health needs.

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