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Stroke Rehabilitation and Stroke Homecare in Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham

Right at Home Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham stroke homecare services can help 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. A lack of blood in the brain often results in brain cells and parts of the brain being damaged or destroyed.

What happens after a stroke?

The consequences of a stroke vary according to the individual and how healthy they were at the time of the stroke. The impact can also depend on the location in the brain where the stroke struck, its intensity and the extent of the damage caused.

Continuing effects of a stroke often include: cognitive problems, communication problems, physical problems, depression, incontinence, pain, and fatigue.

Speak to the Right at Home office in Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham to discuss how our care at home services can help you.

How can Right at Home Ealing 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 Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, our homecare for stroke patients can include:

  • helping with mobility
  • continence care
  • managing and administering medication
  • household tasks
  • transport
  • shopping

Importantly, our highly-trained CareGivers can also support Clients with their recovery and rehabilitation by assisting them to maintain their exercise routines and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Right at Home Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham also has a Clinical Specialist, based at National Office, who is available to support CareGiver teams across the network when caring for a stroke survivor.

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"We have lovely carers for dad. We have the same carer during the week and another one at the weekend. They help with medication, meals, and some housekeeping duties. The carers are very kind and have been a great support for dad as he has been through a difficult time recently. The carers let me know if there is anything concerning them about dad so that I can take prompt action. The office staff are very flexible and will do their best to accommodate any changes to the schedule. I don't live near my dad so it's important for me to know that he is seeing someone who has his best interests at heart every day. I would definitely recommend Right at Home."

Lisa B | Daughter of Client

Advice for preventing strokes

Although we cannot predict when a stroke may occur, keeping up a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of requiring stroke rehabilitation and care as we age.

The risk of suffering a stroke has several contributing factors. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood pressure
  • Genes
  • Age
  • Diet
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking status
  • Fitness level
  • Pre-existing medical conditions

For some of these factors, there’s no action you can take - there’s nothing we can do about our genes. But it is well-known that maintaining a healthy, low alcohol, smoke-free lifestyle can reduce the risk of a stroke.

It’s important to identify high blood pressure. Your GP can check your blood pressure regularly. Doctors can then monitor your status, prescribe medication if required, and encourage lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure to normal levels. Unchecked, high blood pressure is a high contributing factor.


Help with hypertension (high blood pressure)

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s essential to keep it regulated.

The best strategy for controlling and preventing high blood pressure is to begin with lifestyle changes. For seniors, this often involves a combination of light exercise, a healthy diet and medication.

At Right at Home Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, our CareGivers can come up with a personalised hypertension programme should you need one. We’ll help to promote a healthier lifestyle, including:

  • Development of a light exercise schedule
  • Coordination of a healthy meal plan
  • Support with shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders/set-up/administration

Making lifestyle changes can be fun and sociable, at community groups like LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke).

FAQs about Right at Home Ealing’s after-stroke care at home services

What is involved in stroke rehabilitation?

The severity of a stroke may vary, but there will often be long-term effects. Life after a stroke is a long period of recovery and adjustment. During this period, the Right at Home Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham team can help stroke survivors to relearn familiar skills and possibly learn some new ones with our tailored stroke care plans.

TWhen it comes to caring for a stroke survivor, there are many approaches. Your care plan will depend on how your body has been affected by a stroke. Generally, care plans will include physical, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation.

Through our stroke rehabilitation plans, we strive to enable our Clients’ independence and allow them to get back to normal life.

How long does stroke rehabilitation take?

Unfortunately, there is no fixed timeline for stroke rehabilitation. The length of a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation is based on the severity of the stroke and any related problems.

Many stroke survivors recover quickly, but most will need some long-term care. Treatment can last months or years, at varying levels of intensity.

The type of rehabilitation you need will develop - as you progress, relearn and develop new skills. Having a support system, including family members and Carers in Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, can be essential to ensuring that you are on the right track.

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 specific needs and the number of hours of care provided. In order to deliver effective care, we always encourage a minimum visit of one hour.

To find out more about the cost of our stroke services, please get in touch with the Right at Home Ealing team.

Hypertension/stroke information and resources in Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United Kingdom
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes are avoidable
  • For a great resource on living with hypertension, visit the British Hypertension Society
  • For more information on strokes, visit The Stroke Association

Explore our Information Hub for guidance on Health Awareness.

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