Stroke Rehabilitation and Stroke Homecare Alton & Bordon
Right at Home Alton & Bordon stroke homecare services can aid those recovering to live an independent life.
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is cut off, either due to a blockage or a bleed in the brain. When the brain is starved of blood, it can’t access any oxygen or essential nutrients. This often results in brain cells and parts of the brain being damaged or destroyed.
What happens after a stroke?
The after-effects of a stroke vary according to the individual and how healthy they were at the time of the stroke. The impact of a stroke can also depend on the area of the brain affected, its intensity and the extent of the damage caused.
Long-term effects of a stroke may include: cognitive problems, communication problems, physical problems, depression, incontinence, pain, and fatigue.
Get in touch with the Alton & Bordon Right at Home office to discuss how our care at home services can support you.
C P | Daughter of Client
"We’ve been using Right at Home for over a year now. The whole family has been very impressed with the level of care provided. They really get to know their clients and consider what their needs might be. They communicate well with me and I feel that they not only listen to my concerns but do their best to act upon them. My father is always complimentary about each of his carers, I feel that some of them have become more like friends and he really enjoys their company."
How can Right at Home Alton & Bordon help with your post-stroke care at home?
Life after a stroke is different for every individual. Most people see some level of recovery during their stay in hospital. Many continue to recover and regain skills by following a care plan for stroke survivors at home.
Care plans following a stroke require input and development from a specialist stroke recovery team in a local hospital.
At Right at Home Alton & Bordon, our homecare for stroke patients can include:
- helping with mobility
- continence care
- managing and administering medication
- household tasks
Importantly, our highly-trained CareGivers can also support Clients with their recovery and rehabilitation, by helping them maintain their exercise routines and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Right at Home Alton & Bordon also has a Clinical Specialist, based at National Office, who is available to assist CareGiver teams across the network when caring for a client.
Advice for preventing strokes
Although we cannot predict when a stroke may occur, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of needing stroke rehabilitation and care later in life.
The risk of suffering a stroke has several contributing factors. These include, but are not limited to:
- Blood pressure
- Alcohol consumption
- Smoking status
- Fitness levels
- Pre-existing medical conditions
Some of these factors are down to genetics so there’s not a lot you can do. But it is well-known that maintaining a healthy, low alcohol, smoke-free lifestyle can reduce the risk of a stroke.
Identifying high blood pressure is particularly important. Your GP can check your blood pressure regularly. Doctors can then monitor your status, prescribe medication if required, and recommend lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure to normal levels. Unchecked, high blood pressure is a high contributing factor to strokes.
Dealing with hypertension (high blood pressure)
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s important to keep it under control at a normal level.
The best strategy for controlling and preventing high blood pressure is to begin with lifestyle changes. For older adults, this often involves a combination of light exercise, a healthy diet and medication.
At Right at Home Alton & Bordron, our CareGivers can come up with a personalised hypertension programme should you need one. This may include:
- A light exercise schedule
- A healthy meal plan
- Support with shopping
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders and administration
FAQs about Right at Home Alton & Bordon stroke rehabilitation services
What is involved in stroke rehabilitation?
Strokes can vary in severity but often cause long-term effects. Life after a stroke is a long period of recovery and adjustment. During this period, the Right at Home Alton & Bordon team can help stroke survivors relearn old skills and possibly learn some new ones with our tailored stroke care plans.
When it comes to caring for a stroke survivor, there are many approaches we can take. Your care plan will depend on how your body has been affected by a stroke. Most care plans will include physical, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation.
Through our stroke rehabilitation plans, we strive to increase our Clients’ independence and allow them to get back to normal life.
How long does stroke rehabilitation take?
Unfortunately, there is no specific timeline for stroke rehabilitation. The length of a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation will depend on the severity of the stroke and any related complications.
Some stroke survivors recover quickly, while others require long-term treatment and support. Treatment can last months or years, at varying levels of intensity.
The type of rehabilitation you need will change over time as you progress, relearn and develop new skills. Having a support system, including family members and Carers in Alton & Bordon, is important to ensuring that you keep making progress.
What is the cost of in-home care for stroke survivors?
The price of our stroke homecare and rehabilitation will depend on the Client’s individual needs and the number of hours of care provided. In order to provide effective care, we always recommend a minimum visit of one hour.
To find out more about our stroke services, please contact the Right at Home Alton & Bordon team.
Stroke information and resources in Alton & Bordon
- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United Kingdom
- Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable
- For a great resource on living with hypertension, visit the British Hypertension Society
- For more information on strokes, visit The Stroke Association
- Join Newham Together We Can Stroke Club to meet other people in East Hampshire affected by stroke.
Visit our Information Hub to read our Health Awareness guide.
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