How to Help Your Loved One through a Stroke
The team at Qualicare understands how hard a stroke diagnosis in your loved one can be—both emotionally and physically. And it isn’t difficult on just your loved one; it’s hard for you, too. First, you are having to learn how to adjust to the aftermath of a stroke. But, also, as his or her caregiver, you need to learn how to help your loved one through any changes a stroke has brought on. Fortunately, we have some tips that can help make the tasks easier on you and your loved one.
Recovery After a Stroke
Although comprehending why your loved one had a stroke and how to handle the effects is hard, it is better to know that it indeed happened than to completely miss the diagnosis, especially since modifications need to be made when a stroke diagnosis is made.
Sadly, did you know that out of approximately 795,000 people living in the United States who suffer a stroke, 23 percent will suffer a second stroke? Avoid letting a second stroke happen to your loved one by ensuring he or she eats a healthy diet, as well as takes walks as much as possible for exercise. It is also important that your loved one takes his or her medications as directed.
Finally, when it comes to recovery, it is important to take the steps needed to help your loved one recover at his or her own comfortable pace. Because recovery depends on where in the brain the stroke occurred and how much of the brain was affected by the stroke, recovery is different for everyone. Talk to your loved one’s physician to see the perfect path for your loved one in the recovery process.
Caring for a loved one after a stroke can mean more stress on your shoulders. It’s important to take a break to help care for yourself. Contact Qualicare today to learn how we can help you in caring for your loved one (and yourself) after he or she suffers a stroke.