With approximately 50% of all strokes occurring in people over the age of 75, seniors are at a significantly higher risk of stroke than other adults. In most cases, seniors who have experienced a stroke are faced with a variety of disabilities and, without the support of an informed and compassionate care team, a reduced quality of life. Enlisting the services of caregivers to provide in-home senior stroke care can support your senior loved one in coming – and staying – home after a stroke.
Working with a Comfort Keepers Peterborough caregiver benefits both the senior and family caregivers. Recovering from a stroke is a physically and emotionally demanding process. It is a lot to take on by yourself. Comfort Keepers Peterborough can help. Ask Us About Stroke Care for Seniors
Caring for a senior parent or loved one after a stroke can require a lot of families, especially during the initial transition back home and immediate recovery period. In addition to the sometimes intense physical recovery, recovering from a stroke is an emotional experience. Learning to live with reduced physical and cognitive function can take a toll on seniors. In fact, seniors who have experienced a stroke are especially susceptible to depression.
Because a stroke can damage different parts of the brain, the effects of a stroke vary from person to person. However, most commonly senior stroke survivors will experience some combination of the symptoms outlined below.
Common effects of a stroke as experienced by seniors include the loss or impairment of:
Comfort Keepers Peterborough can help.
We at Comfort Keepers Peterborough believe that every senior is a unique individual. There are no one-size-fits-all models of care. Together with family, caregivers and healthcare providers, we create a highly personalized care plan for every client. We call this approach to senior care Interactive Caregiving
Some of the in-home senior care services that are especially helpful for seniors and families after a stroke include:
Home Care Services These include personal care services from bathing and grooming to transferring and positioning and in-home companionship and care. Together, we can create routines and empower stroke survivors to take part in their own care, as they are able.
Exercise Services for Seniors Our Comfort Keepers can help seniors engage in approved exercises to promote recovery and mobility.
KARIE Medication Made Simple (Medication Management System) The KARIE medication management system can help reduce the stress associated with filling and tracking prescriptions for seniors and their caregivers.
Respite Care Services Providing family members rest and time away from the responsibilities of caring for a senior loved one is an essential part of senior stroke care.
In-home care for seniors recovering from a stroke in Peterborough and the surrounding areas can be tailored to include whatever supports our senior clients and their families want and need. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families and create comfort and joy whenever possible. Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough today to learn more about how we can help. Call 705-243-4042 or fill out our online contact form by clicking the link below.