Specialized Home Care for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors

There is a uniqueness to each person’s journey after suffering a Stroke or Brain Injury and the road to recovery can be extremely challenging for the survivor and his or her family. The impacts and damage following these events can be life-altering with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional effects.

Post-Stroke or Brain Injury, Skilled Nursing care and physical rehabilitation are key in reaching the best recovery goals possible. Our Skilled Nurses, and licensed therapists deliver specialized Stroke and Brain Injury home care, so you or your loved one can have a smoother and more effective rehabilitation without the added discomfort and risk of leaving home.

Rehabilitation is often begun before one leaves the hospital and/or rehabilitation facility and will be an ongoing part of you or your loved one’s daily life. From memory loss to paralysis and speech impairments, the limitations that these survivors face requires them to re-learn how to do many things such as eating or swallowing. With our physical, occupational, and Speech Therapy services, you or your loved one can recover, re-learn, and regain their strength in a comfortable, familiar environment. In addition, our Home Health Aides can assist with activities of daily living to ensure one recovers properly without injuring oneself by trying to do something they aren’t capable of after a Stroke or Brain Injury. Recovering use of muscles damaged during these types of events can be ongoing for many years. It is a life-altering challenge and we, at Nursing Plus of Broward, have the professional capacity to help you or your loved one have the best quality of life possible during recovery.

Almost 800,000 people in the United States suffer a Stroke each year, but each outcome remains unique, due to both the severity of the Stroke and what parts of the body are affected. What areas of the brain and the length of time that they are deprived of their necessary blood supply will help define where the rest of the body is affected and the long-term outcome. Having our specialized nurses and therapists by the patient’s side can help during recovery and in the prevention of a subsequent event.

Skilled Nursing Care For Post-Stroke Recovery at Home

Our Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can provide the specialized Stroke care needed for you or your loved one after returning home for recovery.

We can also provide training to you or your loved one, additional family members and caregivers with the guidance and tools needed to adapt to the side effects or permanent symptoms that are the result of suffering a Stroke or Brain Injury. We specialize in caring for those with limitations to activities and can help your family and/or caregivers incorporate the skills learned by physical and occupational therapists into their daily routines. Overall, we can help in dealing with the many challenges faced during the recovery process. Careful monitoring of one’s vital signs, monitoring medications and their effects, as well as, frequent, thorough cardiopulmonary assessments is key in Stroke prevention. Listening to you and your family’s concerns is an integral part of helping recovery efforts reach the best possible outcomes and effectively prevent future Strokes.

Experienced, hospital-level clinicians are brought into the home and will provide you or your loved one with compassionate, responsive, and professional service. With most Acute Strokes, there is also the risk of complications. Immobility presents the risk of Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep-Vein Thrombosis, and dangers of infection from Pressure Sores. Our goal is to assist and enable you or your loved one to become as mobile as possible in order to improve his/her circulation in addition to their spirits. At whatever stage or severity, we at Nursing Plus of Broward will tailor the care plan to meet each individual’s needs.

Rehabilitation

Our goal for rehabilitation following a Stroke or Brain Injury is to return the patient to their highest level of functionality as possible.

The neurological effects of a Stroke or Brain Injury often cause patients to be severely limited in their ability to perform everyday actions or tasks. We believe Post-Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation is best accomplished in the familiar surroundings of one’s home. Our Specialized Therapists offer a wide range of therapies optimized to maximize the functionality and recovery of you or your loved one. We’ll listen carefully to you and your family’s concerns, keep everyone frequently updated with detailed tracking of how the recovery process is going, and provide training specifically to one’s caregivers to improve one’s quality of life at home post-Stroke or Brain Injury.

Overall, our therapists can assist with relearning things and abilities, such as:

  • Improving muscle strength and coordination (motor-skill exercises)
  • Mobility training (use of aids such as Walkers, Canes, Wheelchairs, Braces, Hoyer Lifts, etc.)
  • Improving range of motion
  • Easing muscle tension and Improving limb function
  • Eating
  • Walking
  • Staying balanced/steady in one’s feet
  • How to get dressed and addressing Activities of Daily Living
  • Swallowing
  • Ability to speak and communicate
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Memory
  • Processing
  • Problem-solving
  • Social skills
  • Judgment
  • Safety awareness and measures as well as fall prevention
  • Energy saving techniques
  • Home adjustment needs

Our therapists will know what is needed to assist with Stroke and Brain Injury recovery. Therapy at home can be ideal for Stroke and Brain Injury survivors, as a therapist comes straight to the home and can provide you or your loved one with customized therapy. Motor and sensory impairments are very common after a Stroke and Brain Injury, but the odds of recovery increase if the proper stimulation, therapeutic exercises, assistance, and support are given to the areas affected.

Physical Therapy is specifically designed to address the neuro-muscular damage resulting from a Stroke and Brain Injury. Our trained Physical Therapists will evaluate your conditions or your loved one’s conditions and set up goals from the outset in order for long-term recovery. Our therapists will utilize therapeutic exercises to help build up strength and endurance. Post-stroke physical therapy exercises are designed to retrain the muscular system to bring strength and recovery wherever possible, as well as, the capability to compensate where needed. Our therapists will assist with gait training to assist with ambulation as well as endurance training so that you or your loved one will be able to meet long term goals. They will assist with medical device recommendations as well as home adjustments needed to keep you or your loved one as safe as possible. In addition, they will employ safety measures and fall prevention instruction.

Occupational Therapy is essential in Post-Stroke recovery. Our In-Home Occupational Therapists are able to identify obstacles in the home’s environment and advise ways to make home more livable with one’s new disabilities or impairments. Our therapists can also advise ways to increase safety and mobility in your home. Helping you or your loved one to overcome the daily physical obstacles after a Stroke and Brain Injury is one of the goals of Post-Stroke occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy (and also Speech Therapy) can help with the lost cognitive abilities such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment, and safety awareness. Our Occupational Therapists will also instruct you or your loved one on energy conservation techniques and assistance with and instruction in activities of daily living.

Speech Therapy addresses speaking, writing, comprehension and swallowing difficulties which can often occur after a Stroke and Brain Injury. In-home treatment optimizes both the best analysis and outcome and this is also able to be accomplished in the privacy of one’s home.

Post-Stroke and Brain Injury Home Health Aide Services

Home Health Aides are there to assist you or your loved one with intermittent, non-medical assistance if deemed necessary by a physician.

A Nursing Plus of Broward Home Health Aide can assist with and/or perform non-medical assistance such as:

Bathing assistance

Bathing assistance

Dressing assistance

Dressing assistance

Grooming assistance

Grooming assistance

Oral health, such as cleaning teeth and dentures

Oral Health

Toileting assistance

Toileting assistance

Light Meal Preparation

Light Meal Preparation

Washing up after meals

Washing up after meals

Picking up prescriptions

Picking up prescriptions

Small Errands and shopping

Small Errands and shopping

Laundry and light housekeeping

Laundry and light housekeeping

Obtaining Help from a Medical Social Worker Following a Stroke and/or Brain Injury

Medical Social Workers are available to help you navigate the intricacies of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurances, and the Veterans Administration to help connect you or your loved one to financial and social resources available in the community. They are able to assist with help for transportation, living arrangements, financial aid assistance, crisis intervention, counseling and emotional support.

Our team can help with the emotional adjustments that you or your loved one may be going through after surviving a Stroke and Brain Injury. It is often difficult to adapt to the new physical changes and financial costs associated with suffering a Stroke. With more than 30 years in the industry, we have unparalleled experience and personalized approach to everything from counseling to the physical exercises required for Stroke and Brain Injury recovery.

Call Nursing Plus of Broward today to set up a free consultation at 833-JFNURSE today!

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