A stroke can have a life-changing effect on both your loved one and their immediate family.
A stroke can have a life-changing impact on a person, meaning they may not be able to care for themselves properly or live life the way they want without support. After-stroke care takes a person-centred approach, allowing your loved one to stay in the comfort of your own home, with an expert carer helping out with daily tasks.
After-stroke care is designed to allow a person to recover quicker, focusing on getting better and spending time with their family. Experiencing a stroke doesn’t mean your loved one needs to move into a care home, we help them to maintain their independence whilst receiving expert care.
A stroke can affect a person in a variety of different ways. From physical to emotional support, people that have had a stroke need help to recover and get back on their feet. Proper recovery prevents the risk of another stroke, making care such an important aspect of rehabilitation.
A stroke can cause anxiety and depression, having a carer there can minimise any distress and take the stress away from daily life. Physical and cognitive implications can also make it difficult for someone to live alone.
As part of our at-home service, we work closely with district nurses, hospitals, GPs, occupational therapists (OTs), families, and other healthcare professionals to create a personalised care plan and ensure your relative receives the highest quality care in the comfort of their own home. We also have a team of experts on hand to provide expert nursing and medical advice if and when required.
Our partnership with a local private GP service provides preferential rates for specialist professionals, such as private OTs, physiotherapists, and speech & language therapists, should they be needed. Having been rated as Outstanding in Caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), you can rest assured that our professional team will have your loved one back on their feet, whilst staying in the comfort of their own home.
Strokes affect people differently; therefore, we offer a flexible approach to rehabilitation and stroke care, fitting in around specific routines. Whether it’s help with physiotherapy exercises, mobility, or household tasks such as preparing meals and cleaning, we can help. But we don’t just focus on the practical side of rehabilitation, we also provide all the motivational and emotional support your loved one needs to restore confidence and make positive progress.
Our carers also help with personal care issues in an extremely sensitive and professional manner – from toileting and bathing to washing and continence care. We also provide companionship and a listening ear at a time when your relative will need it most.
The benefits of after-stroke care are extensive, ranging from physical to emotional, they’ll help your loved one recover with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
This site is a good place to start if you want to know more.
A good explanation and an overview of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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“In January this year my 90 year old Mum, who has dementia, had the latest of many falls in her flat. We decided that she should move in with us. We had a ski holiday booked and thought of cancelling when we met a member of staff from Ashridge Home Care. Our concerns vanished overnight. Regular phone calls to our daughter filled us with confidence that Mum was well, medicine compliant and happy. Ashridge Home Care were excellent and we are using them again in October. We would highly recommend them”
Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.
We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.
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