Stroke Support and Aftercare
A stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can have a life-changing impact on a person. It doesn’t just affect the individual – it affects the entire family.
Helping Hands provides nursing-led stroke aftercare services. With these stroke support services we enable you or your loved ones to receive nursing-led care without having to move from the family home.
Help for stroke victims doesn’t have to mean being treated in unfamiliar surroundings. In fact, stroke recovery can swiftly improve with the help of your loved ones in familiar surroundings.
We’ve provided stroke support for many customers in our 27 years providing care in the home. Our stroke support workers are experienced in caring for stroke patients at home, affected by large vessel thrombosis, embolic and haemorrhagic strokes, and much more.
Nursing-Led Stroke Care
Our aftercare services are tailored entirely around the requirements of the individual. This flexible approach minimises the upheaval associated with changes to routines and lifestyle and can potentially aid stroke rehabilitation. Our carers come to deliver the medical care their customers need around their established routines.
With stroke home care from Helping Hands, individuals affected by such medical conditions can recover in surroundings they’re familiar with, and around pets, and loved ones. This can make the recuperation process quicker, as the home is also a good environment in which to relearn skills, or adapt to any physical limitations that might be present.
We also work closely with district nurses, hospitals, GPs, families, and other healthcare organisations to develop a stroke care plan. This enables our team of carers to constantly learn about the complexities that stroke support services require. This also enables us to ensure that our customers receive the best level of care possible. Districts nurses can also come in to provide additional stroke support if needed.
Our Stroke Carers
People are at the centre of everything we do at Helping Hands, that’s why we take a person centric approach to the care services we deliver.
Our friendly stroke support workers have a ‘can-do’ attitude, they’re encouraging and can provide a vast amount of medical support when required.
Help with physiotherapy exercises, mobility, as well as other household tasks, like preparing meals, and cleaning, can be provided. Throughout the stroke rehabilitation process, you or your loved ones will get all the motivational and emotional support you or they need to restore confidence.
With our stroke aftercare services, our stroke support workers can also help with sensitive personal care issues – from toileting, and bathing to washing and continence care. As well as medical support, our carers are also around to offer a listening ear – to share interests with the people they look after.
Helping Hands carers understand how important it is to communicate with their customers. And where communication is an issue, they’ll find a method that works for you, or your loved one.
Stroke Aftercare, Richard’s story
Richard lives in a quiet cul-de-sac with his carer in the market town of Chorley, Lancashire. He has been a customer of Helping Hands since 2009.
Richard suffered a stroke five years ago whilst on holiday in Dorset with his family. After receiving care in hospital for a number of months, Richard was transferred to a specialist Stroke care facility where he stayed until his family, concerned at his deterioration, contacted Helping Hands.
His daughter commented:
“Dad has always been such a lively bubbly person and seeing him confined to a wheelchair, in strange surroundings with people who were much older and frailer than he was – it broke our hearts. His condition was not getting better and we knew that he was unhappy and something had to be done. That’s why we contacted Helping Hands.”
Richard loved the idea of live-in stroke aftercare as he was desperate to return to the home he had shared with his wife, Joan, for 20 years. He did stipulate a few things though – the carer had to be bubbly, be able to ‘talk tennis’, and watch Wimbledon.
Richard and his stroke support worker now enjoy getting out and about. They go for coffee a few times a week, watch movies and, much to his family’s amazement; Richard and his carer have even attended local tennis matches.
With the aid and encouragement of his carer and weekly physiotherapy sessions, Richard is gradually building up his strength in his arms and legs.
Richard says, “Home care has changed my life, before I had no hope and had given up on life, now I wake up with a purpose, full of plans for the day ahead.”
Find Out More About Home Care For Stroke Patients
At Helping Hands, we understand how difficult it can be to choose stroke aftercare. Allowing a carer to enter the home is something that worries people considering home care for stroke patients. Our friendly team of advisors are here to explain all aspects of the stroke support services we offer.
Contact us today to find out more about stroke care services from our team of experts