If your senior loved one is returning home from the hospital or rehab after having a stroke it’s strongly recommended that you get home health care services for them. Home health care is a specialized type of care provided by medically trained providers who offer a different kind of care from the usual home care. A typical home care provider will help with housework, cleaning, cooking, and so on. But a home health care provider can monitor your senior parent’s health and has medical training which could be necessary for seniors who are recovering from a stroke.
Some of the reasons why you should get home health care for your senior loved one after a stroke include:
The High Chance Of Another Stroke
Once a senior has had a stroke there is a much higher chance they will have another stroke. It’s critically important for a senior having a stroke to get medical care as soon as possible. Getting medical attention fast during a stroke means could mean that your senior loved one could avoid permanent damage or have less permanent damage from the stroke. If there is a home health care provider with your senior loved one at home after a stroke and they notice the signs of your senior loved one having another stroke they know what to do to mitigate the damage and get your senior loved one to the hospital as soon as possible.
Your senior loved one needs medical monitoring after a stroke. A home health care provider can monitor your senior loved one’s vital signs and blood pressure. They can also monitor any medical devices that your senior loved one needs like portable oxygen. And they can make sure that your senior loved one is taking their medications the way they are supposed to. It will give you and your senior loved one peace of mind to know there is something with medical training at the house.
Taking Care Of Wound Care And Other Issues At Home
If your senior loved one has any wounds as a result of their stroke like a head injury, cuts, bruises, or other injuries a home health care provider can treat those wounds, change dressings, and make sure that any injuries are healing the way that they should. They can also recognize the signs of sepsis or infection and call for immediate medical attention if that’s what your senior parent needs.
After a stroke, your senior loved one will probably need some rehab. If they have had muscle or limb damage or paralysis they will need consistent rehab to get back as much function as possible. A trained care provider can make sure that your senior parent is doing the rehab exercises they were assigned and make sure they are going those exercises correctly. That will give your senior loved one the best chance of full recovery. And a home health care aide won’t let your senior loved one slack off on their rehab exercise.