Finding the right care for someone who has had a stroke

It can be tricky to find the right care options for someone who has had a stroke, due to the unique symptoms that each person experiences.

At Synergy Complex Care, we provide you with care and support when finding the best care option for someone who has been affected by a stroke.

What causes a stroke?

A stroke happens when the blood supply, to any part of the brain, is stopped.

It is a serious and life-threatening medical condition, and it is paramount you act quickly if you suspect someone is having a stroke.

The two main causes of a stroke are:

  • Ischaemic – where blood supply stops because of a blood clot
  • Haemorrhagic – where a weakened blood vessel, that supplies to the brain, bursts

Time is the biggest factor when treating a stroke, decreasing the damage if the patient is treated quickly.

The symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Numbness or weakness in one side of the body
  • Drooping in one side of the face
  • Slurred speech or muddled words
  • Blurred vision or loss of vision

Recovery and care

Most stroke patients tend to recover well in the first few days and weeks after their stroke, but some people can recover at a slower pace over months and years.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to caring for a stroke victim; each person has unique needs and should be treated individually.

For this reason, we tailor each care plan to the unique needs of patients, ensuring this is adapted as and when their needs change.

As well as specific care plans, we also offer a team of expert and friendly professionals, which include consultants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, and the client’s family.

If you are caring for someone with physical problems, we offer a physiotherapy service that will benefit them; they can help the patient with physical recovery and the recovery of balance and movement like walking.

If you are caring for someone with speech problems, they will benefit from our speech and language services; our expert therapists will help with the recovery of their communication skills, and any swallowing problems the client might have.

Our primary aim is to help the client recover, but we also support social aspects that can help to combat the emotional effects a stroke can lead.

We understand that caring for someone who has had a stroke might seem like a tricky route to navigate, but it doesn’t have to be; we are here to give you the support and care you need to offer a stroke patient the best life they can lead.

If you would like further information about stroke, visit The Stroke Association website.

For advice on how to care for someone who has had a stroke, please contact us today.

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