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.
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