Expicare Stroke Program
Suffering a stroke can compel a patient to relearn many skills that were previously “automatic” in nature. As a result, patients often require care—especially in the earlier stages of recovery from less extreme stroke episodes—that they wouldn’t ordinarily consider having to engage. The Expicare Nursing stroke program provides patients with access to whatever level of care they require, for however long they require various levels of care. No two stroke patients recover at exactly the same rates, have access to the same levels of in home support, and respond to nursing care in exactly the same ways. As a result, the Expicare Nursing team tailors its approach to ensure that patients receive the personalized care that they need and that they are not burdened by attentions and services of which they have no need.
Focused Care for Maximum Impacts
Following a stroke, patients may feel as if their bodies refuse to respond to even the most basic commands. Depending on how long a patient spent in the hospital before being discharged, their muscles may have atrophied, which can exacerbate an already frustrating reality for a patient. In home care nurses do not just administer medication, take vitals, and ensure that any supplemental therapies prescribed by a patient’s care team are being adhered to. They are also actively engaged teachers and assistants who can help patients to regain mobility, increase blood flow, and relearn skills over time.
In the event that any of a patient’s stroke-related challenges prove to be semi-permanent or permanent, in home care nurses can teach the affected patient tips, tricks, safeguards, etc. concerning their limitations so that they can regain a quality of life that is as full as possible under the circumstances. It bears repeating that our stroke program nursing care services are highly-tailored to each patient’s individual needs and can be adjusted according to that patient’s progress and evolving priorities if and until such time that they no longer require any in home nursing care services whatsoever.
Please also note that we often collaborate closely with a patient’s broader care team in order to better ensure that no crossed wires affect a patient’s wellbeing and that they receive all the care that they require.
Stroke Rehab Begins Right Away
Stroke rehabilitation begins once a patient’s condition has stabilized — as soon as 24 to 48 hours after your stroke. Early, individualized therapy helps improve your chance of recovery. After leaving the hospital, you’ll continue rehabilitation at an inpatient or an outpatient clinic, a nursing facility, or at home. While some stroke survivors recover fully, others will always have some disability. Your Expicare caregiver will help with the important stretching exercises, guided by your therapist to promote blood flow and regain full range of motion to affected limbs.One of the most important parts of your recovery is relearning daily living skills so that you can be mobile and independent. An occupational therapist (OT) will show you how to work around your disabilities so that you can change your clothes, take a shower on your own, cook, clean, and if possible, drive a car. Your caregiver will also help you set up your home to make it safer and easier to do these essential activities of daily living. Expicare works closely with your 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. While you safely recover, we are here to help you meet your needs.
Contact Expicare Today to Learn More
If you or a loved one has recently experienced a stroke and your family could benefit from in home nursing assistance, please connect with the experienced Florida caregiving team at Expicare Nursing today to discuss your situation. We have many different kinds of care available to suit each patient’s unique needs and each family’s unique situation. Once we learn more about your circumstances, answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain your options, you will be empowered to make whatever informed decision is right for you and for your family at this time. Connect with us today to learn more about our approach and about our stroke program; we look forward to speaking with you.