A stroke can have a life-changing effect on both you and your immediate family.
There are often no signs that a stroke will occur, resulting in a sense of helplessness and confusion for all concerned.
Our after-stroke care aims to support your recovery, helping you and your loved ones to make sense of the situation and move forward.
The care very much focuses on rehabilitation – helping you to regain your mobility, your speech, and your independence.
While the effects of a stroke can be permanent, there are many cases where people fully recover.
Many skills can be relearned, and, in certain circumstances, effects can be reversed with hard work and perseverance. We believe that your home is the best place for you to relearn skills and adapt to any physical problems that may have occurred from a stroke.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, either by a blockage or a bleed. Some people who are affected experience the following:
These symptoms can be difficult for relatives to deal with. Our compassionate and sensitive approach can help to rebuild relationships and remove some of the stress from the situation.
Strokes affect people differently; therefore, we offer a flexible approach to rehabilitation and stroke care, fitting in around your 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, you will receive all the motivational and emotional support you need 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 you need it most.
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 you receive the highest quality care in the comfort of your 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 GP service provides preferential rates for specialist professionals, such as private OTs, physiotherapists, and speech & language therapists, should they be needed.
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.
Headway is a great charity working with people with brain injuries.
“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”