What is the Purpose of Stroke Recovery Care?

The primary purpose of any stroke recovery care and rehabilitation is to enable patients to live their lives as independently as possible by helping them relearn basic skills such as talking, walking, eating, bathing, and dressing.

In addition to that, stroke recovery also focuses on correcting or treating the underlying conditions that caused the initial stroke in order to prevent recurrence and ensure that the patient remains healthy and functional for the rest of his or her natural life.

When Does Stroke Recovery or Rehabilitation Starts?

Stroke recovery and rehabilitation can begin as soon as the doctor stabilizes the condition of the patient. This means that as soon as the blood flow to the brain is restored and any pressure in the surrounding area of the brain is reduced and any risk of another stroke is minimized, stroke recovery and rehabilitation can start right away.

Can the Brain Recover After a Stroke?

The truth is that nobody can still fully understand how the brain can recover from a stroke, but several possible scenarios can explain how a brain can be rehabilitated. To give you some idea, here are some explanations on how your brain can recover after a stroke.

  • Our brain may regain its functionality by changing the way that we perform our tasks
  • Other unaffected areas of our brain may take over the functions that are used to be controlled and performed by the damaged area of our brain
  • If the flow of blood to the affected area of our brain was restored, some of the brain cells in that area may just be damaged and not destroyed, thus it may heal and may be able to resume its functions over time

What Type of Skills Can Be Recovered After a Stroke?

​The primary objective of stroke recovery and rehabilitation is to restore the patient’s cognitive, motor, sensory, and speech skills to enable the patient to live his or her life with independence, dignity, and pride.

Cognitive Skills

A person who experiences a stroke may have their thinking and reasoning abilities impaired. This will lead to memory problems, poor judgment, and behavioral changes. Stroke recovery care will work towards recovering the patient’s cognitive skills through effective therapy sessions and exercises that will help the patient regain these lost abilities faster and more efficiently.

Motor Skills

A stroke can weaken the muscles of one side or both sides of the patient’s body. This will affect the movements of the joints which will mess up the patient’s coordination making it difficult for him or her to perform various physical activities such as walking.
Stroke recovery care will integrate physiotherapy sessions to help the patient control his or her balance and the stretching exercises that are included with the session will help the patient strengthen his or her muscles.

Sensory Skills

A stroke victim may suffer from the inability to feel sensory inputs like hot and cold temperatures and pressure. Stroke recovery care will remedy this problem by dispatching a therapist that will help the patient adjust his or her body in order to recover the patient’s ability to feel.

Speech Skills

A patient can suffer from aphasia after a stroke. Aphasia is a language impairment that affects a person’s ability to construct sentences, making it difficult for the patient to speak in general. Stroke recovery care will fix this problem by dispatching speech and language therapist that will help the patient relearn how to speak clearly and coherently.

What Other Problems or Complications Can Be Treated with Stroke Recovery Care?

Besides the skills mentioned above, stroke recovery and rehabilitation can treat other problems and complications that were produced by the stroke. These include the following:

Depression

A lot of people develop depression after they have experienced a stroke due to the helplessness and despair that they feel in their lives. Stroke recovery care psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical staff will effectively treat this mental disorder with antidepressant medicines and therapy.

Problem with Chewing and Swallowing

A stroke can produce difficulty in chewing and swallowing for the patient. This may be the result of nerve damage that is obtained because of the stroke or the patient may have some problem with remembering simple tasks.
Stroke recovery care will provide the patient with therapists and dietitians that will teach him or her how to normally eat again and if necessary will also prepare nutritious food that is easy to chew and swallow.

Bladder and Bowel Problems

Some strokes can produce problems with the bladder and bowel
movements of the patient. This can cause the patient to lose bowel and bladder control or he or she may experience diarrhea or constipation.
Stroke recovery care will provide a specialist that will help the patient treat these problems by prescribing proper medication, assistance, and care.

Is Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Always Successful?

The success of stroke recovery care and rehabilitation depends upon several factors that include the following:

  • The amount of damage produced by the stroke
  • The age of the patient when he or she experienced the stroke
  • Knowledge and expertise of the medical personnel providing the rehabilitation and stroke recovery care for the patient
  • Health and medical condition of the patient that may affect stroke recovery
  • Motivation and determination of the patient to recover from the stroke
  • How soon the rehabilitation and stroke recovery care started
  • How soon the rehabilitation and stroke recovery care started
  • Support and encouragement of the family

What Seva At Home’s Stroke Recovery Care – First Four Weeks Care Package Offers

Our Stroke Recovery Care package includes the following services:
Seva At Home provides the most immediate, comprehensive, and effective First Four Weeks Stroke Recovery Care for patients that suffered from a stroke. Our Stroke Recovery Care – First Four Weeks service package offers the expertise of our professional and dedicated medical staff who are more than willing to help and provide your family member or loved ones with a well-planned and goal-oriented recovery and rehabilitation process that will enable him or her to live life with dignity, pride, and independence.

Initial Physical Assessment and Evaluation of Patient’s Recovery Goals

Our doctor that specializes in stroke recovery and rehabilitation will conduct an initial assessment of the patient’s health conditions and will then create an evaluation and prepare a care recovery process based on the patient’s medical records, the initial evaluation of our doctor, and the recovery goals and aspirations of the patient.

Daily Therapy Sessions (Seven Times a Week)

Based on the recovery plan prepared during the initial evaluation of the patient, our experienced physical therapist or occupational therapist will conduct the appropriate therapy sessions that will allow the patient to relearn normal movements such as keeping balance and walking, address cognitive, motor, sensory, and speech issues, and introduce exercises and activities that will help your loved ones become physically and mentally strong.

Daily Rehabilitation Nurse Assistance and Care (12 hours per Day)

Our senior rehabilitation nurse who specializes in taking care of patients with stroke and limitations will help your family members in incorporating the skills that the patient learned from therapy into his or her daily life. He or she will also monitor the patient’s health and medical condition and will provide recommendations that will increase the effectiveness of his or her stroke recovery process.

Weekly Doctor Checkup and Consultation

Our doctor will provide weekly visits to the patient to check the status of his or her recovery and provide guidance and care to make the rehabilitation process smoother and to prevent any complications that may occur.

Daily Caretaker Assistance and Safety Monitoring (Every night 12 hours a Day)

Our caring and compassionate caretaker will provide assistance and care to the patient every night to make sure that he or she is safe and monitored for any complications or problems that may arise 24 hours a day. He or she can also assist your loved ones in taking a bath, dressing, eating, and performing other day-to-day activities.