We meet the individual needs of each stroke survivor
Having a stroke can trigger psychological impacts which make day to day life more difficult. We are there to support you on your road to recovery, for as long as it takes.
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After a stroke, you may have spent some time recovering in hospital. When you return home, you may find that your mobility and cognitive functions have been impaired and that you need help with rehabilitation.
Brain functions, such as memory, concentration levels and spatial awareness, may have been impacted, and you could find communicating or moving around the house a struggle. After stroke homecare home is designed to help you remain safe and comfortable at home. We will work alongside other post-stroke rehabilitation professionals, such as physiotherapists and vocational therapists, to produce a care plan that encourages you to regain your independence.
Mary’s Case Study
Mary had always been an active woman with a passion for gardening and exploring the great outdoors. She loved nothing more than taking long walks in the countryside and admiring the beauty of nature.
She lived with her husband, and were enjoying their retirement; seeing friends, going to the theatre, and playing a lot of scrabble.
But when she suffered a stroke at the age of 75, her life was turned upside down.
The stroke left Mary unable to walk independently, and she was forced to rely on a wheelchair to get around. As an independent woman who had always prided herself on her self-sufficiency, this was a devastating blow.
GoodOaks was selected to provide on-going care, taking over from the NHS intermediate care team.
GoodOaks met with Mary and her husband at home, as well as the medical team that were looking after her.
Using our partnership-led care approach, we treated Mary and her husband as the experts in her condition; working closely with them to create a bespoke care plan that, down to the little details, captured what Mary needed to be able to return to the home she loved.
We also liaised closely with the NHS teams to ensure that Mary had the right equipment at home, and that her discharge from hospital was safe and efficient. At first, GoodOaks provided two double-handed visits, with two care professionals visiting Mary at the same time, helping her with personal care, and supporting Mary’s husband with cooking and other household tasks.
Becky, the GoodOaks Care Manager, also organised a regular physiotherapist to visit Mary while the care professionals were present, so they could help with exercises.
When Mary’s husband had to go into hospital for a short stay, GoodOaks organised a live-in care professional, to give him total peace of mind. Becky talked to Mary and her husband about what they’d be looking for in a live-in care professional, and presented them with three profiles that matched their requirements. After a call with Kate and a discovery of a mutual love of scrabble, arrangements were made.
This arrangement was so successful that they requested that the live-in care professional stay on and continue to support them both.
Despite the initial setbacks and challenges, Mary’s hard work and dedication to her rehabilitation soon began to pay off. She gradually regained her strength and mobility, and with the help of her physiotherapist and GoodOaks care professionals, she was able to take her first steps without a wheelchair.
The joy and sense of accomplishment that Mary felt at that moment were overwhelming. Mary’s journey to recovery was a long and challenging one, but with the help of GoodOaks, she was able to regain her independence and rediscover the joy of the great outdoors.
Mary and her husband continue to live at home with their long-term care professional, Kate, who cares for them both – as well as joining in the odd game of scrabble!
“I’ve cared for this couple for over a year now and it really helps having that deeper understanding of them and their preferences. As their needs have changed I’ve adapted the care I provide and have no doubt that home is the best place for them to be.”
Kate – Live-in care professional
Find out more about homecare
What happens after a stroke is different for everybody. Some may only need short-term care while they rehabilitate, while others may have suffered permanent damage and will require long-term care. First, you’ll have your needs assessed to understand the extent of any physical or mental health issues. You may experience problems with movement, speech, swallowing, cognitive functions, communication, vision, bladder and bowel control and more. Once you have been assessed, GoodOaks will create a bespoke care plan tailored to your needs.
Typically, you’ll stay in hospital for 5 to 7 days after a stroke, in which time your needs are assessed and your care plan and rehabilitation plans are formed.
After a stroke, your loved one will need time to readjust to life at home. Our care professionals can help with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal care and support with organising and taking medication.
Our homecare expertise
With our help, clients are able to stay in familiar surroundings that they have spent their lives shaping. Our award-winning training and expertise enables care professionals and office teams to care for a range of conditions with skill, empathy and warmth.Find my local branch
Helping you stay independent and supporting your daily routines, including washing, dressing and medication administration.
After hospital care
Helping to get you back on your feet after a planned or unplanned stay in hospital.
After stroke care
Personalised stroke aftercare and support delivered in the comfort of your own home.
Short-term support, with the same attention to detail and personalisation you’d expect from permanent care professionals.
Specialist dementia care provided with respect, empathy and warmth, in familiar surroundings.
Sharing experiences and enabling you to make the most of being in the community you love.
Experienced care professionals that can support people with more complex care requirements.
With quick starts, GoodOaks’ responsive emergency homecare service can help keep a loved-one at home.
Learning and physical disabilities
Helping you live independently at home with personalised care based on your unique wishes and needs.