Recovering from a stroke poses serious issues for both the patient and their families. How to provide the best quality of care; how to get their loved one on to the path to complete recovery; how to handle and manage a very demanding and stressful episode for the entire family – these are all questions that need answering.
At IHHC, our home care services program, for patients recovering from stroke or other neurological disorders, is centered on providing continuous and individual attention on a daily basis. Our goal is to make you, our patient, as independent as possible while improving your mental acuity and providing emotional support for you and your family. Our specialist rehab teams provide 24/7 observation and care, thus giving your family the peace of mind of knowing that you will not be alone.
We can help you recover during stroke rehab by providing a well-structured program through the services of several professionals, in the comfort of your own home. Our team of experienced and skilled clinicians include physiotherapists, hospice and palliative care givers, nursing attendants, male nurse service, occupational therapists, speech therapists, skilled nursing staff (including registered nurse and associate nurse), medical social worker, dietician and medical care taker (home health-aid attendant).
The aftermath of suffering a stroke
After suffering a stroke, you may be overcome by confusion, concern, resentment, and having to deal with a whole host of questions regarding what you should do next. At IHHC, we understand the challenges that you might have to face after suffering a stroke, and that is why we provide Stroke Rehab Care at home. Our goal is to help support the stroke survivor, along with their family, friends, and caregivers, by providing the right resources to help them during the aftermath of a stroke.
Our highly trained stroke rehab team will help determine what type and level of care is best suited for you. We realize and understand that the recovery period post-stroke, is quite often a long and arduous journey. Our clinical resources and experienced home care services staff, provided at home, will strive to improve your quality of life while taking care of all your medical needs.
Once you return home from the hospital, our clinical and home care services support staff, are at your door step to ensure continued rehab. We provide access to physicians and a full range of clinicians and therapists specializing in stroke rehab. Depending on your needs, this could include:
- Physical therapy to help restore physical functioning and treat problems with movement, balance and coordination
- Occupational therapy to help you relearn or develop strategies for regaining the everyday skills of daily living, such as eating, walking and dressing
- Speech -language therapy to regain language and communication skills and deal with swallowing problems
- Mental health counselling to help you, and your caregivers at home, cope with emotional and behavior changes that sometimes occur after a stroke
Care coordination at home
Stroke rehab is quite often a lengthy and complex process, at a time when you are struggling with mobility and cognitive challenges. Our trained and experienced home nursing attendants and caregivers help patients keep track of appointments, accompany them to the hospital or the doctor’s office for regular check-ups. This eliminates anxiety and allows patients to focus on their recovery.
Help with daily living
Our trained and caring in-home nursing attendants and caregivers will help you with bathing, grooming, dressing, using the toilet and other personal care tasks that you find difficult to do by yourself. Our caregivers are careful to preserve the dignity of our patients during this difficult time.
Providing much needed companionship
Loneliness and the inability to move increases post-stroke depression, making it less likely that the patient will follow his/her treatment plan. Our nursing attendants at home and other in-home caregivers will help you avoid a depressing sense of isolation while giving you the confidence to follow your health care provider’s suggestions for physical activity and exercise. With our caregiver beside you, you will feel more confident as you make your first forays out of your house.
Support for the caregivers at home
Your family caregivers play an important role on your road to recovery. In so many cases, family support makes it possible for you, the patient, to recover at home rather than in a nursing home or hospital. But caring for a stroke survivor is very hard, and sometimes frustrating, work. Many family caregivers feel torn between their caregiver tasks, job duties and other family and social responsibilities. Stroke caregivers may even put their own health at risk because caregiver stress often leads to depression, heart problems, and sometimes an increased risk that the caregiver, too, will suffer a stroke. For many families, our in-home stroke rehab care has proven to be an indispensable support resource.
A little bit of exercise, makes a whole lot of difference
At IHHC, we understand and appreciate the pain, lack of mobility and psychologically debilitating after-effects you can suffer after any injury, illness and disease, post-surgery or just from the various issues that come your way as you age. Other than medical interventions, one of the key methods of getting you back into better physical shape and psychological equilibrium is through physiotherapy. Treatment delivered at home by an experienced physiotherapist, saves you the time and money spent in going to a hospital or clinic. Especially suitable for patients with limited mobility and busy schedules.
On-going treatment plans
- We train patients to do regular exercises using techniques such as electrotherapy
- We set up a care plan which involves short-term and long-term treatment goals
- We set goals for pain management so as to restore normal movement quickly
Types of physiotherapy
- Postoperative physiotherapy
Specialized manipulative physiotherapy