Whether you have personally experienced a stroke or are helping a loved one recover, life after a stroke can be a very trying time. Depending on the severity, strokes can cause physical, mental, and even emotional damage. It’s important to learn how to recover properly as well as how to prevent another from happening.
Check out the following tips on what to do after a stroke:
Prevent another stroke. Prevent another stroke from happening by encouraging lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising, and lowering blood pressure.
Set up an emergency plan. The chances of having another stroke are high, so setting up an emergency plan is highly necessary. Post the emergency plan on the refrigerator with the emergency numbers so each visitor is equipped to help.
Utilize technology. Technology such as a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) that allows a person to call for help by pressing a button is a great tool to use. Check out more ways technology can be beneficial here.
Learn new exercises/therapies. Depending on the severity, recovery techniques such as mobility training and speech therapy may be necessary.
Modify home. Certain modifications may need to be made in the home to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort.
Ask questions. Speak to a physician about what changes you can expect in your loved one and the best options for their recovery.
Stay patient. Recovery takes time; it’s important to stay patient and uplifting during this process.
If you or your loved one recently suffered from a stroke or are looking for preventative methods, Comprehensive Home Care is here to help. Call us at 704.333.5214 or contact us here.