Whether you or your loved one needs mild stroke care for a short period of time or long term stroke care after a more severe stroke, our carers are there for you.
At Good Oaks Home Care, we know that each stroke patient has different needs depending on the severity of the stroke they had. We work alongside you and your loved ones to create a stroke aftercare package which works for you. Stroke survivors may be feeling the effects of their stroke for quite some time. We are here to support you on your road to recovery.
After Stroke Care at Home
After suffering a stroke, you or your loved one may have spent some time in hospital recovering. Upon returning home, you may find that mobility and cognitive functions have been impaired and you either need help with rehabilitation or just need help with completing day to day tasks that you are no longer able to do.
Brain functions such as memory, concentration levels and spatial awareness may have been impacted, and you may even find communicating or moving around the house a struggle. After stroke care at home is designed to help with all of these issues. Our carers work alongside other post-stroke rehabilitation professionals, such as physiotherapists and vocational therapists, to create a care plan which encourages you to regain your independence. They interact with you and create strategies to rebuild your executive function so that you can better process information and improve decision making.
Your caregiver can help with all of the following and more:
- House work
- Food preparation and help with eating food
- Assistance with medication
- Help moving around the home and general mobility
- Memory games to improve cognitive impairment
- Help with going to the toilet and continence problems
- Help getting washed and dressed
- Helping to repair physiological damage through physiotherapy
- Help with stroke rehabilitation
- Helping to reduce any risk of another stroke
Contact us to book an after stroke care at home assessment today.
Psychological care after stroke
Having a stroke can trigger psychological issues which make day to day life more difficult. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common issues that stroke patients suffer from after their stroke. Our team of after stroke carers are there to be companions, friends and a listening ear to help you through any psychological impacts of a stroke.
After Stroke Home Care Ethos
Strokes can change peoples’ lives very quickly and make everyday tasks difficult and frustrating. Our priority is to restore independence as much and as quickly as possible.
- Tailored care packages shaped around the changing needs of the client
- Extensive experience with home from hospital and reablement
- Friendly and proactive Dignity in Care registered carers.
- Holistic approach working in partnership with family, friends and health professionals.
After Stroke Care at Home Case Study
Mrs M suffered from a stroke a year ago. As a result, she lost the ability to walk independently, and to do the day-to-day tasks she used to. Good Oaks were one of three organisations that met Mr and Mrs M for an initial meeting to arrange a handover from the intermediate care team. Based on that initial meeting, Good Oaks was selected as their care provider and we organised a smooth transition taking over from the hospital intermediate care team.
Good Oaks provided double-up calls (when two carers go together) to help with Mrs M’s personal care, and to help Mr M with the cooking and other household duties.
Our manager also organised a regular physiotherapist to visit Mrs M while our carers were present, so our carers could help with the exercises throughout the week. Over time, Mrs M’s legs grew stronger, and in partnership with the physiotherapist, her husband and Good Oaks, Mrs M began to walk again.
During a brief stay in hospital for Mr M, we organised a carer to live-in with Mrs M, to give her husband complete peace of mind. Mr and Mrs M requested that the live-in carer stayed and she has been there ever since.
Mr and Mrs M continue to live at home with their long-term live-in carer, Kate, who continues to care for both Mr and Mrs M (as well as play the odd game of scrabble with them!)
I’ve been with my client for over a year now and it really helps having that deeper understanding of them and their little preferences. As their needs have changed I’ve adapted and I think home is the best place for them to be.more testimonials