Suffering a stroke is a cataclysmic event that happens in seconds with almost no warning. You have mere moments to intervene and seek medical care. After that there can be a lengthy and challenging recovery process. Suddenly normal, everyday activities become impossible for the stroke survivor to do alone. Furthermore, living arrangements, too, can create unique issues. Moreover, even the scope of the home (its layout and its associated responsibilities) may be incompatible with their changed capabilities. A stroke can change your loved one’s life in the blink of an eye. Homecare after a stroke may also be necessary, but it requires some planning.
Assessment Before Discharge
As soon as possible in advance of the stroke survivor being discharged, an assessment should be made of the stroke survivor’s entire situation, including their living environment, support from family, disability and insurance benefits, along with the possible introduction of in-home healthcare.
According to information published by the US Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality, ensure a safe and comfortable transition by reviewing the following and making necessary changes:
- Making sure that your loved one has a safe place to live.
- Deciding what care, assistance, or special equipment will be needed.
- Arranging for more rehabilitation services or for other services in the home (such as visits by a physical therapist or hiring a home health aide).
- Choosing a healthcare professional or doctor who will monitor your loved one’s health and medical needs.
- Learning the necessary skills to provide your loved one with daily care and assistance at home.
Thus, with enough care, planning, and help, you can incorporate homecare after a stroke with as few bumps in the road as possible.
David York Agency Can Help
Experts recommend that, when possible, families take the initial steps in deciding on in-home healthcare well in advance. David York Agency provides qualified and well-trained healthcare professionals when you need them. We provide Certified Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Personal Health Care Aides (PCA), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), full or part-time, live-in or -out, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Licensed by the New York State Department of Health, we believe your loved one deserves the best care.
David York Agency Home Healthcare Helps Seniors
At David York Home Healthcare Agency, extraordinary service is what sets us apart from other companies that provide in home health care services. At DYA, we could provide direction as to how to manage the total care of your senior loved one. Whatever your care needs, we are there for you, always striving to exceed your expectations. For more information about David York Agency’s qualified, compassionate caregivers, contact us at (718) 376-7755. A free phone consultation can help you determine what services would meet your needs. We aim to provide you and your loved one with the assistance they need. If you’d like to hear more from us, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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