Strokes usually show up without much warning and they can change your senior’s life dramatically. When she’s recovering from a stroke, home care providers can be the answer you’ve been seeking.
Assisting with Dietary Adjustments and Eating
After a stroke, your elderly family member may find that it’s difficult for her to chew, to swallow, and to eat. Trying different types of foods and different textures can also help. Your elderly family member may not have the motor skills right now to feed herself, either. This can be frustrating for her and she still needs to be able to eat. That’s where home care providers can step in and help.
Helping with Personal Care Tasks
Because motor skills and balance can be significant problems after a stroke, your elderly family member may find that she’s having difficulty with tasks that were always simple before, like getting dressed and taking a shower. Home care providers can help her to do these tasks while also preserving her dignity. That’s essential during these types of situations because your senior feels emotionally and physically vulnerable.
Transportation to Appointments
Your senior is likely to have a lot of different types of appointments after a stroke. She might need to visit her doctor, a physical or occupational therapist, and other specialists. Because a stroke potentially limits many of her abilities, driving may not be possible. That’s where elder care providers can really shine for your senior.
Assessing Fall Risks and Other Hazards
Falling is a huge problem for anyone, but it can be particularly dangerous for an elderly family member who has also suffered a stroke. Home care providers can help you to assess the potential fall risk for your aging adult and determine solutions that can help you to minimize those risks for her.
Giving You Respite Time
You want to be there for every minute of your aging adult’s recovery from a stroke, but you have to take care of yourself, too. If you don’t, you run the risk of wearing yourself out. When you’ve got home care providers you can rely on to stay with your senior, you can take time away just for you.
For some aging adults, simply knowing that home care providers are able to be there with them is a comforting thought. But there’s so much that these experienced folks can do for your senior to help make her life easier as she deals with the new challenges that a stroke brings her way.
Excerpt: A stroke changes your elderly family member’s life in so many ways and recovery can take a long, long time.
For Elder Care in Turnersville, NJ, and the surrounding areas, call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 720-0100.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
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