Stroke care at home

Stroke care at home
Stroke care at home

At The Blue Arrow Care we have been helping people to recover from, the sometimes devastating effects a stroke can have on someone’s ability to live well for over 10 years. With high quality after stroke care, our clients have been able to live a fulfilled and meaningful life, with independence in the comfort of their own home.

Stay at home with high quality stroke care

Whilst surviving a stroke can be life changing, it is widely recognised by many in the medical profession, that receiving the right care at home can have a positive impact on a person’s rehabilitation and quality of life. Receiving compassionate stroke recovery care in the safety and familiarity of your own home has far reaching benefits in improving wellbeing for a person who has had a stroke. The one-to-one, highly personalised support we provide from a trained and well-matched carer is proven to improve not only quality of life but health outcomes for an individual following a stroke. Our flexible approach to providing high quality stroke care, with a fully managed and regulated service that families can trust is setting the standards in live in care for those who have experienced a stroke.

What is a stroke?

A stroke is an attack on the brain that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. The resulting lack of oxygen to the brain causes damage that affects how the body functions, and in some cases sadly leads to death. The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain and how damaged the area is. As we age arteries become harder and narrower and are more likely to become blocked. Certain medical conditions and lifestyle factors increase a person’s risk of having a stroke.

There are three different types of strokes:

Ischaemic stroke

This is caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain and is the most common type of stroke.

Haemorrhagic stroke

A Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in or around the brain and can have catastrophic consequences.

Transient ischaemic attack or TIA

A TIA is also referred to as a mini stroke. It is the same as other strokes, except the symptoms only last for a short amount of time. This is because it is only a temporary blockage to the blood
getting to the brain.

The impact of a stroke for some people may be relatively minor and may not last long. Other people may be left with more serious problems that make them dependent on others. Recovery from a stroke can be significantly enhanced with the right
level of care and support.

Symptoms of a stroke

Strokes occur every five minutes in the UK. They can happen to anyone at any age, at any time. It is critical to know how to spot the warning signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. The sooner you seek medical treatment the quicker and more successful your recovery will be.

The signs that someone is having a stroke include:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including legs, hands and feet
  • Difficulty finding words or speaking in clear sentences
  • Sudden blurred vision or loss of sight in one or both eyes
  • Sudden memory loss, confusion, dizziness or a sudden fall
  • A sudden and severe headache

Why choose The Blue Arrow Care for stroke care at home?

There are many compelling reasons to use The Blue Arrow Care for high quality stroke care.

Our health measures are focused on achieving the following:

  • Promoting wellbeing, independence and enjoyment
  • Reducing behaviours that challenge through implementation of psychosocial techniques
  • Reducing and eliminating antipsychotic drug use
  • Promoting excellence in nutrition and hydration
  • Reducing and preventing falls in the home
  • Reducing hospital admissions and re-admission
  • Reducing UTI’s and chest infections
  • Reducing carer stress

We are proud to be transforming health outcomes for those who require care at home.

What is included in our service?

Our highly personalised stroke care and rehabilitation service includes:

  • Full assessment before care starts
  • Bespoke and flexible care plan developed with input from the family and other healthcare professionals
  • Matching of the most suitable care team to meet the holistic needs of our clients
  • Dedicated care team led by an expert regional care manager
  • Meal planning and household tasks
  • Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
  • Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access to clinical expertise and medical support

Talk to us about your stroke care needs

Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.

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