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How to Ensure Safety at Home for a Senior Stroke Survivor

Caring for a loved one after they have had a stroke in their senior years can quickly become overwhelming if you are not prepared when leaving the hospital or discharge facility. Fortunately, there are a few thoughtful considerations and simple things that can be done to help ensure overall safety, comfort and quality of life for your loved one after a stroke.

Provide Care Personally

One option to ensure safety for your loved one after a stroke is to move in with them or provide Greenwich home care personally, with help of siblings or family members. By communicating with your loved one’s doctor, medical staff and discharge team, you can ensure that the proper recovery exercises and diet and exercise recommendations are carried out at home. Acting as a primary caregiver, you can also identify any potential risks or dangers faced by your loved one each day. You can then modify the home – moving rugs, pushing furniture against the walls, etc. – to create a safe living environment.

Invest in an Alert System

There are many alert systems designed specifically for seniors who have medical disabilities or who have suffered strokes. Using a medical alert system is not only a way to alert authorities and medical staff when in need, but it is also ideal if your loved one may be home alone or does not have company frequently during their recovery period.

Consider Working Professional Caregivers

Even the most loving and devoted family members may not have the time, knowledge or skills to provide care to an aging stroke survivor, especially if care needs are beyond help with household chores. Caregivers are often available on a flexible scheduling, providing hourly care if help is needed to support a family caregiving schedule, or live-in care in Greenwich if careful monitoring is needed for most of your loved one’s daily activities, which can include medication reminders, bathing and getting dressed, meal preparation, mobility, and more.

Do you have an aging parent or loved one who is recovering from a stroke? Learn more about professional Greenwich stroke care provided by Home Care Assistance. Our highly trained and compassionate stroke caregivers can provide tailored assistance to your loved one, ensuring their safety and independence throughout the entire recovery process. Call us today at 203-842-8863 and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a Care Manager and find out the many benefits of in-home stroke care.