Early and individualized therapy from an Expicare nurses can help improve the chances of stroke recovery. Stroke rehabilitation for seniors begins once the condition has stabilized — as soon as 24 to 48 hours after. Once leaving the hospital, a senior can continue rehabilitation at an inpatient or outpatient clinic, nursing facility, or at home with the assistance of an in-home nurse aide.
Expicare Caregivers and Occupational Therapy
While some stroke survivors recover fully, others will always have some disability. An Expicare caregiver can help with important stretching exercises, guided by the therapist to promote blood flow and regain full range of motion to affected limbs. One of the most imperative components of stroke recovery is relearning daily living skills so seniors can be as mobile and independent as they can.
An occupational therapist (OT) can show the senior how to work around his or her disabilities related to the stroke, so that changing clothes, taking a shower, cooking, cleaning, maybe even driving is possible. An Expicare nurse can help set up the home to make it safer and easier to do these essential activities of daily living. Expicare works closely with the occupational therapist, especially the first three months following a stroke, because it is during that period of time that most people make the biggest gains in their recovery. During a senior loved one’s stroke recovery, we are here to help you meet his or her needs.
In Home Care Post Stroke
In home elder care Expicare nurses are an ideal solution for many seniors recovering from a stroke and their families. Retirement communities and assisted living facilities offer their own advantages, but they are not the answer for everyone. Quality in home post stroke care provided by highly trained elder care nurses, can enable a senior to remain at home with their safety and comfort assured.
In this way, a senior recovering from the stroke can remain in his or her familiar surroundings and among personal possessions, but can receive the dedicated care that they now require. In turn, because professional in home elder care nurses are making sure their needs are met, the senior’s family members can feel confident that their loved one is safe.
Demands of Caring for Senior Loved One
Caring for an elder can be emotionally and physically exhausting for family members, and there are many needs of the senior loved one that family members wish they were qualified to provide, such as stroke aftercare. Additionally, in order for family members to be able to provide what is necessary for their loved one, they may not be able to work a regular job. This can create a financial hardship for the entire family. At Expicare, our in home elder care nurses and the services they offer are available to families at a reasonable cost and may be covered by insurance.
Benefits of Hiring an Expicare Nurse
Another reason why Expicare in home elder care nurses are the choice for many families, is that if the senior’s spouse still lives at home, both spouses can remain together. Sometimes, in home elder care nurses are only needed on a temporary basis during recovery time following an elder’s stroke recovery.
The wait lists for favored assisted living facilities and retirement communities are often very long. Also, these places are often not practical solutions for quick notice or temporary stays. However, our Expicare in home elder care nurses can come into your senior’s home as necessary, whether that is on a daily, weekly, or on-call basis. Whether services are required for the short term or for the long term, Expicare can work with family members to determine what manner of care will best suit the senior loved one’s needs.
A short list of the health care services that our Expicare in home elder care nurses provide can include:
- Colostomy management and care
- Intravenous administration
- Care and cleaning of wounds
- Post-surgical care and monitoring
- Treatment and care of diabetes
- Management and administering of medications
- Bathing care and management
- Monitoring and preventing bed sores as well as treatment of existing bedsores
- Turning the senior in bed and changing the bed sheets
- Hospice care for terminally ill patients
If your senior loved one requires a form of care not included in the above list, please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire about the additional services we offer. Our service plans are flexible and designed to offer just the right amount of care for each individual patient. To learn more about our caring and friendly in home elder care nurses, contact us at Expicare today.