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Stroke Care At Home

It can never be predicted when a stroke will happen, and the changes experienced can be short-term or long-term.

Stroke Care

The consequences of a stroke can go beyond physical problems and have long-term and life-altering effects. Anyone can experience a stroke, causing a sudden and devastating impact on all those affected.

The impact of strokes can damage various physical functions, including mobility, swallowing, continence, and vision. Additionally, tasks like concentration, memory loss, speech, and emotional effects such as depression, anxiety, personality changes, and difficulty communicating can cause constant fatigue and require patience and continuous encouragement to reassure and rehabilitate the individual.

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Rehabilitation Care at Home

Regaining independence is the primary key to stroke recovery, and there is nowhere better to achieve this than in the comfort of your own home with the assistance of family or trained and skilled live in carer. Being familiar with your surroundings goes a long way to increasing your confidence and reducing your anxiety whilst trying to master the skills crucial to your rehabilitation.

Stroke Care

What is a stroke?

A stroke is an attack on the brain when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. The resulting lack of oxygen to the brain causes damage that affects how the body functions. A stroke’s effects depend on where it occurs in the brain and how much damage is caused. As we age, arteries become more rigid and narrower and are more likely to become blocked. Certain medical conditions and lifestyle factors also increase a person’s stroke risk.

There are three main types of strokes:

Ischaemic stroke

Caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain and is the most common type of stroke.

Haemorrhagic stroke

A Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in or around the brain and can have catastrophic consequences.

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A TIA often referred to as a mini-stroke is the same as other strokes, except the symptoms only last briefly because the blockage that stops the blood from getting to your brain is only temporary.

The impact of a stroke on some people may be relatively minor and may not last long. Some people have more severe problems that make them dependent on others. The time recovery takes from a stroke can significantly reduce with the proper care and support.

The sooner you seek medical treatment, the quicker and more successful your recovery will be.

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Symptoms of a stroke

Strokes occur every five minutes in the UK. They can happen to anyone at any age, at any time. Knowing how to spot the warning signs in yourself or someone else is critical.

The signs that someone is having a stroke include:

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If you think someone may be experiencing a stroke, follow the guidance on the FAST test.

A stroke is often considered to be a life changing event, please be assured that there is still quality of life to be had after such an event with the right care.  You can rely on the expertise of Live in Care to support you to remain living independently at home.

Live in Care work closely with stroke rehabilitation units to support safe discharge from hospital and provide effective care to meet individual care and support needs and preferences.

Additional information and support are available from the Stroke Association which can be accessed from the following link: www.stroke.org.uk

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I am delighted that I found Live-in Care, as the service they are providing for my father is outstanding. This is through all the contact I have had with their manager, office team and the diligent care and attention provided by their first-class carers. Their online reporting system is second to none, enabling me to know on a real-time basis that everything is in order for my father. I thoroughly recommend this company for their entirely efficient, professional, and empathetic service, which has removed all my concerns over my father’s well-being.

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I’m a nurse and I couldn’t have provided the care, comfort and support my father needed in his last days of his life without the live-in carer. She was so professional, skilled, and kind and this helped to ensure that Dad was comfortable and peaceful in his last few days. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Contact us for Stroke care and advice

If you have any questions or would like to book one of our free care assessments, then why not give us a call to find out more – there’s no cost to call, or if you prefer, you can contact us via our online contact form here.
Live in Care
4 Heron Gate
Hankridge Way
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2LR
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