Each year, almost 800,000 Americans have a stroke. And while most people who have strokes survive, many are left with life-changing aftereffects. Some of the effects may be minor, but others may result in drastic changes in the stroke survivor’s personality, difficulties in the ability to speak, walk or perform everyday activities. A stroke can dramatically change a person’s life in the blink of an eye, leaving in its wake a family struggling to provide after-stroke support at home for which they had no chance to prepare. The levels of stress, anxiety, isolation and confusion can quickly become overwhelming, and it’s hard to know exactly where to turn for help.
The National Stroke Association has some answers, thanks to their recent launch of a pilot program in which telephone support was provided to stroke patients and their family caregivers, engaging them during a two- to six-month period following hospital discharge. The results have been dramatic, reducing re-hospitalizations, ensuring medication adherence, and providing much needed overall support.
We are pleased but not surprised in the statistical proof that stroke recovery is enhanced through follow-up services such as those provided in the pilot program. At Heaven at Home Senior Care, we provide a similar level of assistance —and more—for families needing after-stroke support at home. As Dallas home care providers, we can offer help with stroke-specific resources, connections to community programs, transportation, or hands-on personal care.
We understand what it is like to be faced with sudden changes in health and medical needs, and we are here to support you and your loved one. Our free in-home assessment enables us to offer an individualized care plan, which allows your loved one to regain maximum independence and wellbeing. If your loved one’s needs vary over time, we can adapt our level of services to accommodate changes.
Call us today at 866-381-0500 to learn more about our services, and allow us to help you!