Discover how 24 Home Care is delivering S.A.F.E.R. care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click to learn more

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.

24 Hour Home Care IS THE LEADER
OF THE HOME CARE INDUSTRY

SEE ALL REASONS WHY

Watch How We Have Impacted Lives for 10 Years

Client Reviews

24 Hour Home Care review summary

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: Brigieth
Brigieth 2020-05-28 via Google
Excellent!!
Reviewer: Cydney
Cydney 2020-05-26 via Google
24 Hour Home Care offers excellent assistance to people in need of a caregiver. They train their staff well and provide a service of care for seniors, accident victims and those recovering from illness and gives the families peace of mind knowing that their loved one is cared for. I highly recommend this company.
Reviewer: Michelle Martin Del
Michelle Martin Del 2020-05-26 via Google
My experience as a professional Caregiver has been a wonderful experience the staff is very friendly and very helpful. Thank you!
Reviewer: Michael
Michael 2020-04-29 via Google
My wife was hospitalized for over three weeks. When she was discharged from the hospital I needed help at home. I called 24 Hour Home Care on a Saturday and by Monday I had an excellent caregiver helping out. They provided a caregiver for two weeks while my wife was recuperating. I couldn’t have done it without them. They are a great company with excellent people. I recommend them highly.
Reviewer: Monique
Monique 2020-04-13 via Google
Working for a company that is so willing to improve! Makes for a long-lasting employment relationship🥰
Reviewer: Sylvia
Sylvia 2020-04-13 via Google
24-hour care keeps me working I get to care for the elderly which is very rewarding for me.

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our Caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry’s best caretakers so that have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our Caregivers through nation-wide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our Caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one’s home and well-being with our company, things we take more than just seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our Caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRUSTED CAREGIVERS
Find Nearest Office

(800) 522-1516

Reach out to your local 24 Hour Home Care® representative to receive a free in-home consultation today!

So that you and your loved one can experience the 24 Hour Home Care® difference!