In-Home Care for Stroke Patients in NY


A stroke can change your loved one’s life in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, they are no longer able to accomplish basic tasks that we take for granted without assistance.

Living arrangements may have changed drastically as well due to their inability to do things on their own anymore, and help from a caregiver is often necessary to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors. However, finding the right caregiver and agency requires some planning first!

Symptoms and Effects of a Stroke

A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to part of your brain is blocked, resulting in a lack of oxygen. Without oxygen, cells start dying, leading to lasting brain damage. One risk factor for having a stroke or developing heart disease on top of age is high cholesterol levels in the blood, which are increased by an unhealthy diet and not being active enough daily.

The onset of strokes often comes with no warning as such they should be taken seriously at any time you see symptoms like chest pain that’s been going on for more than ten minutes; unexplained dizziness; slurred speech; numbness on one side or face drooping down from the mouth area toward either eye along with severe headache.

Post Stroke Recovery

Stroke patients can experience a number of symptoms that require family and caregiver support. Some include difficulty with memory, mood changes, physical strength in the limbs or head/face region due to decreased blood flow causing damage.

Speech problems such as impaired communication skills are also common (such as slurred words), which may lead to difficulties understanding others when speaking–and seizures if caused by low levels of oxygen reaching the brain. Strokes often result in sleep deprivation from being unable to rest well at night because it could cause another stroke during your vulnerable period known as “sundowning.”

While the lasting effects of a stroke are different for all patients, having trusted family members and caregivers will assist in recovery and help your loved one get back in control of their life.  With time and dedication, our caregivers will provide mental and physical support for recovering patients while at home.

Long Term Stroke Patient Care at Home

We offer a wide range of healthcare, caregiving, and stroke rehabilitation services that help to make it possible for you or your loved one at Crane Home Care.

Your caregiver can focus on day-to-day tasks like bathing, grooming, and dressing; they will also prepare food, do light housekeeping and laundry since these are difficult activities after stroke. The registered nurses on staff ensure medication is taken properly, therapies carried out correctly — all in order to provide therapeutic progress and stroke recovery as quickly as possible!

Choose a Provider That Provides Care You Can Trust!

You’ll want to be confident that you are making the right choice when it comes time for a loved one to receive help at home, whether they are recovering from a stroke or simply needing assistance with daily tasks. If you’re starting your search for caregivers, we’re here to help!

We are committed to providing extraordinary and professional service with our team of dedicated caregivers who can support and accommodate your needs and exceed expectations. Contact us today and schedule a free needs consultation, and learn the Crane difference today!


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STROKE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS


Strokes are deadly if not treated right away, and the sooner symptoms are spotted, the more likely treatment will work. Prompt treatment can mean a full recovery or long-term disability for those affected by stroke. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you might be able to save a life.

 

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone else exhibits the following symptoms (CDC – Stroke Signs and Symptoms):
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

 

Be Sure to Act F.A.S.T.! 

If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, perform the F.A.S.T. test: Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

  •  F—Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A—Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S—Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
  • T—Time: If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 right away.

When symptoms first show up, it’s vital to note the time. This helps doctors determine what treatment is needed and for how long. Don’t drive yourself or let others take you – call an ambulance so that medical personnel can begin life-saving treatments on your way to a hospital emergency room.