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Recovering from a Stroke

By Greg and Hilary Eldridge

Home Care Services near Duluth GA

Having a stroke can be traumatic for most people.  It can also leave the person with many challenges to face in their future.  The road to recovery will be different for every person, so it’s important that you find the right level of care for your loved one. Home Care Services is often an important step in the process of full recovery from a stroke.

Depending on the severity of the stroke, your loved one may spend some time in the hospital and then released to the care of a nursing home.  There, nurses and doctors will follow up with the patient to ensure that he or she has strong vitals and receives whatever preliminary therapy is required.  This could include physical therapy, speech therapy, and even occupational therapy, which would be used to help teach the patient how to dress and do other basic care needs, such as bathe and use the bathroom once again.

Strokes affect one side of the brain and as a result, the individual may find that they are unable to use a portion of one side of their body, and more severe cases they wouldn’t be able to use any part of one side of their body.  This would require learning anew how to accomplish what had once been basic, everyday tasks.

That’s why it’s important to hire the right in home care services for your loved one who is recovering from a stroke, or who recently had a stroke and is currently still in the hospital or nursing home.  Relying on an experienced in home care provider can make all the difference in not only their quality of life at home, but also in their recovery.

If you aren’t yet sure about what your loved one is going to need to help with their stroke recovery, it may be difficult to determine the home health care services that they are going to require.

The sooner that you begin to make plans and arrangements for them to be home, the happier your loved one will generally be.  If your loved one has recently suffered from a stroke, call a home care services agency or representative as soon as possible.  Your loved one can still lead a productive and happy life at home; they just need the right level of care.

If you or an aging loved one are looking for senior care in the home, contact the caring staff at Home Helpers of Alpharetta. Call today (678) 430-8511