Experienced Stroke Care for Clients in Greater Kalispell, MT
Comfort Keepers is experienced in stroke care in Kalispell, Polson, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and surrounding areas
The majority of stroke survivors want to be able to live freely at home again. Recovery, even with the assistance of family caregivers, may be difficult. Luckily, more stroke patients are completing a complete recovery with minimal or modest long-term complications. This is where we come in.
Comfort Keepers has a set of senior care services that can help provide recovery for those in need of stroke care. For a full rundown on what we offer, contact us today at (406) 206-0897 or continue reading below to learn more.
Little Background On Strokes
Nearly 800,000 individuals in the United States have a stroke each year; 140,000 of them will die, and many more will be permanently disabled. This rate is expected to rise as our population ages, yet stroke is not only a disease of old age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34% of stroke patients were under the age of 65, and the risk is increasing as younger individuals have greater rates of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. According to early research, the coronavirus may be associated with strokes in certain people.
While these numbers may seem frightening at first, remember what we said above - most stroke patients are able to make a full recovery with minimal long-term effects. Obviously, this depends on the severity of the stroke and the area of the brain that's damaged but with the right treatment and care, you can regain a high degree of independence.
Stroke Care: How Can Comfort Keepers Help?
Once a patient is released from the hospital and is assigned to a nursing facility or returns home, the next course of action is for the patient's healthcare team to develop a care plan for recovery and rehabilitation. This custom stroke care plan may include:
- Modifications to the home: Added to make life simpler and safer, such as handrails on the stairs, grab bars, and a raised toilet seat in the bathroom, as well as rearranging the residence to facilitate one-story living.
- Coordination of care and transportation: Stroke care may be time-consuming and difficult, especially for patients who are dealing with mobility and cognitive issues. In-home caregivers assist patients with keeping track of appointments and driving them to the appropriate locations, such as the stroke center, doctor's office, or support group meetings. This helps patients relax and concentrate on their rehabilitation.
- Assist with daily tasks: Caregivers assist clients with washing, grooming, clothing, toileting, and other personal care duties they are unable to complete on their own. Clients' dignity is respected by trained carers during this difficult period.
- Companionship: Loneliness and inactivity exacerbate post-stroke depression and decrease patients' likelihood of adhering to their treatment plan. In-home caregivers assist clients to avoid a crippling sensation of loneliness. Having a caregiver on hand also offers patients the confidence to follow their healthcare provider's physical activity recommendations. Patients feel more confident venturing out of the house or doing home exercises when they have a caregiver nearby.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Us
From a few hours per week to 24/7, in-home care is available to seniors here at Comfort Keepers in Flathead County, Lake County, and the surrounding area. Just give us a call or fill out our form below and our care team will reach out to you as soon as possible! Whether in their own home or apartment, in a retirement or assisted living complex or with family members, in-home care helps stroke victims achieve the best possible level of independence and quality of life.