Stroke Recovery Care
Stroke recovery care is very important to a victim of a stroke or heart attack. While some may choose recovery and care within an institution, such as a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility, many individuals are taking advantage of the stroke recovery care programs that are offered at AP Home Health Care LLC.
Why After Stroke Care So Important?
Stroke, commonly referred to as a CVA or brain attack, is a very serious life-altering event. Impairments can range from mild to severe, requiring differing levels of accommodation throughout the environment. This can be a difficult adjustment period for the loved one and being at home can provide comfort and peace-of-mind as they adapt to changes as a result of the stroke. Stroke recovery care within the home can help ensure that the loved one receives the care she needs, while maintaining safety as they adjust to these changes. There is not a quick fix that will serve as a solution to these needs.
After stroke care can significantly impact recovery efforts. Unlike some other health conditions, the issues that arise as a result of the stroke do not typically resolve quickly. In some instances, there may not be a complete recovery. However, this does not mean that measures cannot be taken to ensure the greatest amount of independence as safely possible and an improvement in these impairments. Qualified caregivers can assist a loved one in these efforts and greatly improve quality-of-life, while the loved one remains within the home.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological problem that affects the person’s ability to utilize a full range of motion. Individuals with Parkinson disease face a number of challenges with everyday activities. Medications may not always improve function completely. Dressing, grooming, cooking and walking can become increasingly difficult. Because Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, Parkinson's care needs can change as time passes. Parkinson’s care often involves significant help with physical movements that the individual cannot manage on their own.
Families of Parkinson’s patients often find that their loved ones comes to a point where they need some help at home with everyday tasks, such as light housework, cooking, dressing and socializing. Compassionate home healthcare workers can provide the additional help that these individuals need and can provide the monitoring that can alert the family to any changes in condition.
Benefits of Home Care for Parkinson’s Patients
Home health care for Parkinson’s patients can be a good option for those who individuals that prefer to spend time at home on hobbies or simply for their own comfort. It can be the perfect answer for monitoring family members while caregivers are at work, at appointments or engaging in other activities away from home. In addition, Parkinson’s disease care can provide a range of services specifically designed for the needs of the patient, such as:
- Meal preparation
- Help with dressing and grooming
- Remind medication
- Light housekeeping
- Medical monitoring
Hospice Care is the compassionate care given to a person at the end of his or her life. This can be a daunting task for a family. AP Home Health Care LLC Hospice care team can help navigate the challenges families face when a loved one is dying. Services may include referral of medical or home healthcare services as well as emotional support. End of life care can be provided in many different settings including a private home, a hospital, a long-term care facility or a hospice center. An interdisciplinary team consisting of the hospice director, the patient’s or the hospice facility’s physician, nurses, home health aides, social workers, trained volunteers and counselors provides compassionate care. If the patient wishes, a member of the clergy may also be an active member of the care team.
What Hospice Care is Provided?
Services may include but are not limited to:
- Medical and home healthcare with a focus on comfort and pain management
- Team member availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Medical equipment and therapeutic supplies
- Psychological and emotional support for patient and family members
- Counseling and guidance on spiritual issues
- Guidance with the difficult, but normal, issues of life completion and closure
- Relief for caregivers, family members and others who care the patient
- A supportive volunteer support network that can prepare meals or run errands
- Bereavement counseling and emotional support for family members
Memory Care is about supporting Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with the care they need. Safer environments and brightly colored facilities protect patients from unexpected injuries. Flooring selected prevents individuals from falling and help them navigate their communities safely. Dementia care environments are set up with visual cues to promote autonomy at every turn. Designated areas are set up for specific activities like gardening and kitchens. Individuals can gain the skills appropriate for their level of understanding.
Training and Expertise of Staff
Families can be confident that their loved ones will receive the best care available. This is because the AP Home Health Care LLC team refers skilled caregivers who serve the unique needs of dementia patients in the various stages of their illness. Our staff members can work with individuals in all stage and have the level of patience necessary to refer reliable care for their patients.
Providing Dementia Care for the Elderly
Treatment for dementia is constantly evolving. New research, protocols and best practices are introduced regularly. This means that remaining on top of the latest innovations and approaches is essential in ensuring that each patient gets the best level of care available. Our ongoing training initiatives empower your caregivers with the appropriate skills to meet your loved ones needs. When working with patients AP Home Health Care LLC is prepared to respond accordingly to meet your specific needs.
We offer multiple programs in a structured format to keep dementia patients engaged, active and capable. Families can be assured that their loved ones are stimulated with daily mental workout sessions. Targeted dementia care programming equips dementia care patients with the resources to explore and utilized their skills and talents. We communicate regularly with family members to keep them informed of the mental health status of their loved ones.
No one wants to hear the word Alzheimer’s when it concerns a loved one or friend. It’s a frightening diagnosis, and it’s normal to be deeply concerned. However, the best way to cope Alzheimers Carewith this disease and to help the person afflicted is to become educated about what Alzheimer’s is and about the caregivers who can help you both through a most difficult time. Sometimes Alzheimer’s home care is the solution. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, which affects memory and intellect. Up to 80 percent of people with dementia have this disease. It usually affects people age 65 or older, although some five percent of the population ages 40-50 have what is called early onset Alzheimer’s. This disease will progressively worsen over time and may go through these stages:
- Moderate: mild memory loss increasing to confusion, ignoring personal hygiene, problem recognizing family and friends.
- Severe: does not recognize family or friends, does not communicate, has no control of bodily functions.
Taking care of a senior with Alzheimer’s If you have a loved one or a friend who has even mild symptoms that indicate a dementia problem, contact a caring group such as AP Home Health Care LLC, who understand the fears of family members and the needs of the patient. Although there is no cure as yet for this disease, early treatment is important to help ease the problems associated with progressing dementia. People who are affected with this disease should have Alzheimer’s Care or Alzheimer’s Home Care, which will not only make sure that the needs of the patient are recognized, but can alleviate the anxiety of the other family members. Alzheimers Care in a senior home or Alzheimers Home Care means constant support for both. Our Professional CNA/HHA Alzheimer’s Home Care team helps patients with:
- Stimulating the memory
- Preparing meals
- Aid in standing or walking
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