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Why a Professional Caregiver Is Necessary after a Stroke

Why a Professional Caregiver Is Necessary after a Stroke

It’s estimated that over 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. These medical emergencies occur when there is a sudden interruption in the blood flow to the brain. It’s difficult to predict when a stroke will occur. While the risk of a stroke doubles in people every decade after the age of 55, strokes can occur at any time and at any age. When they do strike, they can be devastating. Symptoms may include slurred speech, difficulty walking, paralysis, numbness, and cognitive impairment. While the stroke itself may only last a moment, the recovery could take months or years. Immediate stroke treatment is administered in a hospital. Once the patient is stable, stroke survivors are released. Recovery doesn’t end once a patient is discharged, though. If your family member has suffered a stroke, improve the healing process by enlisting the help of a Los Angeles caregiver.

Healing at Home

Following a stroke, your loved one has the option of recovering in a rehabilitation center. However, research has shown that healing at home improves the process. Instead of being bound to a bed in a facility that they’re unfamiliar with, why not surround your loved one with the things that bring them comfort? By hiring an in-home caregiver, you can still provide the basic care and assistance needed without having to relocate your family member. Administering care in their own home allows your loved one to regain their strength more quickly and comfortably in a safe environment.

Personalized Plans

A stroke often causes patients to lose basic functions. It may be difficult for them to move, speak, or walk. Following the stroke, it takes specialized care to ensure that recovery occurs. Based on the recommendations of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, an in-home care provider can implement a treatment plan specifically designed to improve your loved one’s condition. Care providers work closely with practitioners to ensure that your family member’s needs are being met and that progress is occurring.

Follow-Up Care

After a stroke, your loved one will have many follow up appointments to attend, medications to take, and lifestyle changes to make. For someone recovering from medical trauma, that’s a lot of responsibility. An in-home caregiver helps to shoulder this load. They provide transportation to and from appointments and may consult with physicians to improve the quality of care being provided at home. On top of transportation, caregivers also ensure that medications are being taken properly and at the right time. If dietary changes are needed, your in-home caregiver can help with that, too. Based on the nutritional recommendations of your loved one’s doctors, your caregiver can create meal plans. They’ll also take care of shopping for ingredients and preparing the food, making it easy for your family member to eat nutritious meals.

Regaining Independence

A stroke leaves many patients feeling vulnerable. It strips them of a lot of their independence. All of a sudden, day-to-day tasks that were once easy are seemingly impossible. It may not be easy for them to bathe themselves, feed themselves, tie their shoes, or remember their children’s names. This may lead to frustration and discouragement. An in-home care provider is dedication to the improvement of their patient’s care. In the beginning, your caregiver may assist your loved one with all the tasks they’re unable to perform. Over time, they may try to reintroduce those daily tasks that your family member can handle. Little by little, your loved one will regain their confidence, ability, and independence.

Companionship

The recovery following a stroke is oftentimes lonely. Because family members can’t provide around-the-clock care, many patients feel isolated. While in-home care providers are often hired to provide assistance throughout the healing process, their presence alone is often the biggest help. Having an in-home caregiver is like having a built-in friend. There’s someone to talk to and keep your loved one company. This sort of companionship prevents patients from becoming discouraged or depressed throughout the recovery process.

Recurring Stroke Prevention

Out of the 795,000 strokes reported each year, nearly 187,000 of those are recurrent attacks. During a stroke, time is of the essence. The quicker that medical attention is received, the less likely that permanent damage occurs. An in-home care provider is knowledgeable regarding the signs and symptoms of a stroke. If your loved one begins to show signs of a secondary stroke, they’ll immediately spring into action, calling for the necessary medical attention. In all reality, hiring a professional in-home caregiver could make all the difference if a recurrent attack occurs.

Flexibility

After a stroke, you want to provide as much assistance and support as you can for your loved one. However, you may not be able to give the time needed to their recovery. Depending on the severity of the stroke, around-the-clock care may be necessary. Many family members attempt to handle this sort of care on their own. Over time, they become burnt out, stressed, and discouraged. Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, hire an in-home caregiver. It’s these assistants’ jobs to give you the help that you need. Whether you’re looking for hourly assistance every day or you’re seeking around-the-clock care, hiring a homecare professional gives you the support you need and the care required by your loved one. The flexible availability of an in-home care specialist allows you to tailor their schedule to your needs.

No matter the type of care you’re looking for, 24 Hour Home Care is pleased to provide a variety of post-stroke recovery options. We’re dedicated to improving the lives of our patients from the comfort of their own homes. With 24-hour availability and no hourly minimum, you can custom-tailor your loved one’s recovery plan based on their needs. From post-stroke assistance to senior homecare in Los Angeles, our quality of care is guaranteed. Consult with one of our friendly staff members now and discover how 24 Hour Home Care can improve the healing of your loved one today.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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