After Stroke Care
Providing care and reassurance, our carers support stroke rehabilitation including speech and mobility recovery
After Stroke Care at home
The after-effects of a stroke can be more than just physical, they can be long term and life changing. Strokes can occur to people at all stages of life and can have a very sudden and devastating impact on all involved.
The person may have suffered discernible changes to speech, muscle control or swallowing, but the less obvious effects such as fatigue, memory loss, depression and difficulty communicating all take patience and constant encouragement to reassure and rehabilitate the individual.
Regaining independence is key to stroke recovery and there is nowhere better to achieve this than in the comfort of your own home. Being familiar with your surroundings goes a long way to increasing your confidence and reducing your anxiety whilst you try to master the skills which are crucial to your rehabilitation.
Dedicated, around-the-clock care
AFTER STROKE CARE: Client case study
Proven success – Outstanding results
I could not live at home without carers. After experiencing a stroke and being in hospital and two different care homes for months it was wonderful to have help at home by Christies carer Angela who helped me by setting the routines catering for my needs. Because I have had a stroke that has affected the whole of my right side, I am able to walk only a few steps and unable to use my left arm and hand I need a lot of help apart from the basic requirements. In particular with exercises to keep my limbs supple. These are done with gentleness for about three quarters of an hour, to music, laughter and encouragement.
“They have also taken interest in my love of birds and my garden, keeping the feeding stations well supplied and my several pots watered. They keep me fed and watered too.”
Getting to know my friends and family is also a good thing, enjoying the television together, playing games, drawing, discussing films and books, these all help in making a happy and pleasant life for me. They have also been by my side with hugs, comfort and many a cup of tea when my husband died. I thank them all.