Did you know that in the UK alone, a stroke occurs every five minutes? That adds up to approximately 100,000 strokes every single year. As you can imagine, experiencing a stroke can have a big impact on a person’s life, including bringing about a variety of psychological, physical and cognitive changes. Extra help may be necessary during the recovery process or as you learn to adapt to your new health needs.
If you or your family are interested in finding complex care in Christchurch while recovering from a stroke, we can help. Read on to discover how our services can benefit your family on your journey to recovery.
How can a stroke affect your life?
These effects of a stroke are different for everyone as it depends on where in the brain the stroke took place and how large the damaged area is. That being said, there are some common physical, sensory and cognitive effects that can occur.
For example, movement and balance can become more difficult. Many people have trouble using their legs, arms, hands and feet or experience muscle and joint pain. All of these can affect mobility and make it harder to walk. It’s also common to have trouble swallowing or lose bowel and bladder control.
Some cognitive effects include problems with memory, problem-solving, comprehension and perhaps even speaking. In addition, sensory problems may include being extra sensitive to light, experiencing double vision or other visual impairment.
What is live-in care?
Round the clock complex care is personalised care provided in the comfort of a person’s own home. One of the main advantages of accessing complex care is that it eliminates the need to move out of your home, on either a temporary or long-term basis, to get the support you need. Instead, our professional carers come to you so that you can focus on regaining stability and improving your quality of life in a place that feels safe, familiar and comfortable; your home. Care is provided 24/7 with services tailored directly to your or your loved one’s specific medical needs and personal preferences.
How can live in care help during the recovery process?
While a stroke can be a life-changing experience for both the person affected and the family involved, it isn’t a journey you need to take alone. Our live-in care services are designed to support people during the rehabilitation process in whatever way suits their needs. For example, our experienced carers can help with domestic duties such as washing up, cooking and cleaning. They can also help with personal care such as bathing and toileting. In addition, as a nurse-led service, our carers can assist with complex medical needs to ensure your loved one receives the high-quality support they deserve. Last but not least, we are here to provide companionship, support a person’s independence and ultimately ensure that they can live well despite any physical, cognitive or psychological changes.
Get in touch If you have any questions about our complex care services, we’d be more than happy to help you. Please feel free to get in touch or phone us on 01202 800 494. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any of your questions, address any concerns or support you and your family in whatever way we can.