Proper rehabilitation after suffering a stroke is an important factor for successful long-term recovery. Spectrum Health Care’s stroke care services are designed to provide support and clinical care that fosters independence and positive recovery.
Our stroke care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are provided by trained nurses, physiotherapists and personal support workers who understand the commitment and dedication required when caring for patients who have survived a stroke.
Are stroke care services right for your loved one?
If your loved one has been discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation facility and requires stroke aftercare services, our team of dedicated health care professionals can develop a customized care plan that is flexible and adaptable to the various stages of their recovery.
Our care plans are tailored to the needs of each patient and include the following services:
- Nursing services to aid patients in reaching their maximum recovery potential through continuous monitoring, assessment of care plan, pain and symptom management and education
- Physiotherapy services to help patients regain mobility and ranges of movement
- Personal and home support workers to assist with activities of daily living including meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, toileting and errand running
- Family caregiver relief services to provide continued care while a primary caregiver runs an errand or takes a break
Did you know?
If a loved one recently had a stroke, we've put together some information and practical tips that you may find helpful:
If your loved one recently had a stroke, it is important to remember that rehabilitation is a vital aspect of recovery as it helps stroke survivors learn new ways of performing tasks that will help compensate for any residual damage.
Rehabilitation can consist of physiotherapy, psychotherapy, occupational, recreational, speech and language therapy.
Having a supportive home environment which includes a network of family, friends, neighbours and co-workers is a significant aspect of recovery. To maximize your loved one's at-home rehabilitation, consider working with a home care provider who can provide your loved one with the dedicated care and assistance needed during the rehabilitation process.
This may include assisting stroke patients with activities of daily living such as food preparation and personal hygiene, or providing counselling and professional advice on what medical supplies or devices would be of benefit to your loved one's overall recovery.
Rehabilitation is an ongoing process which may range from a few months to a few years. While full recovery is the goal, it takes long-term effort and commitment on the part of the patient, medical professionals and caregivers to enable patients to reach their maximum recovery potential.