Tailored stroke care in your own home
Surviving a stroke can be life changing. When recovering from a stroke it is widely recognised by the medical profession that receiving care at home following a stroke can have an enhanced effect on rehabilitation and quality of life.
Tailored, one-to-one home care matched to an individual’s needs offers invaluable rehabilitation support and the reassurance of having help at hand whenever it is needed.
We carefully match an expertly trained team of two professional carers who help clients with the practical tasks of everyday life, as well as providing companionship and emotional and social support. They help on a daily basis to achieve goals and regain independence during stroke recovery.
Our carers, together with support from our regional care team and specialist in-house Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, are on hand to advise on medical and healthcare requirements and we work to improve strength, muscle tone, speech, mobility, and independence. We have been guided in our stroke care by the UK’s leading stroke charity, The Stroke Association.
We liaise with physiotherapists, occupational, speech and language therapists, dieticians and doctors to provide a holistic approach to care. We understand the importance of nutrition and how appetite can change following a stroke and we work with clients to create specialist menu plans that meet preferences and needs.
Specialist nursing and medical care
Supported by our specialist nurse, Dr. Jane Pritchard, our professional care teams support clients with nursing care at home. All our professional carers are qualified to manage and administer medications and support with a number of complex medical interventions.
We understand that complex medical care can require equipment and other adaptations to the home. Our dedicated regional care team will liaise with doctors, district nurses, OTs, physiotherapists and other health and social care professionals, to manage all health care needs to ensure a holistic and multi-disciplinary care plan is in place.
Round-the-clock managed service
Our stroke care service can be provided as 24-hour live-in care, day care or a short-term respite service – whatever is right for you and includes:
- Dedicated care team led by regional care manager
- Full assessment before care starts
- Bespoke and flexible care plan
- Specialist support and expertise - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Liaising with GP’s and other professionals involved in care provision
- Meal planning and household/domestic tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
- Helen is an amazing carer. My mother’s life is so much better since leaving hospital and I can only see it improving further with Helen’s care.
Mrs U Catt