Returning home after Stroke treatment
Returning home after Stroke treatment brings in many questions and worries in mind. However, the experts say that few changes in lifestyle and inculcating the habit of monitoring health concerns can help a person re-adjust to his life.
The treatment centre has a planned discharge plan for you. It includes everything that a person needs at home. Make sure to fulfil all the essentials before your arrival so that nothing goes out of the way.
Care and Concerns you need to take care for Healthy Recovery
You will require support at home to help you with washing, dressing, and other daily activities. It needs you to arrange for a relative or an attendant from residential or nursing home care.
Discuss with experts if you will need special equipment initially or long-term to facilitate the functioning of your body and arrange for the same.
Talk with your health care team about the rehabilitation services you need and how you will avail them. There may be the need to arrange for speech, occupational therapists, or physiotherapists that help you recover fast and facilitate the functioning of your body system.
Maintain the medicine record chart. It is essential to have a track of the medicines that the patient needs to take. Time, quantity, and all other details of medicine intake should be clear and specified.
The medical staff teaches the essential skills essential for the patient to follow during his routine activity. They teach the patient posture and position of the body that he should maintain.
Follow-up appointments at regular intervals are an essential part of recovery. It helps doctors to monitor your health. At the same time, it helps the caretaker clarify doubts and questions regarding health and healing.
Changes in existing lifestyle.
There may be the need to adapt to new eating habits, practice yoga, meditation and adapt to slightly different modifications that keep your brain and heart healthy. There may be a need to modify the interiors of the house. It includes rearranging rooms so that patients do not have to use stairs, placing grab bars and seats in tubs and showers.
Adjust to the change
A stroke survivor may find it difficult to adapt to new changes in his lifestyle and living space. A person may attempt to continue with his old lifestyle. He may feel disheartened and depressed if unable to continue with his old lifestyle. Time needs the patient and his loved ones to be strong and fight back the physical and emotional challenges daily life activities bring. Patience and motivation will help you adapt to the changed lifestyle. Time will refill your life with joy and happiness.