Everything You Need to Do After Your Dad’s Stroke

Senior Care Centennial, NV: Seniors and Stroke
Senior Care Centennial, NV: Seniors and Stroke

Your dad had a stroke. Right now, a lot is rushing around in your head. Stop and breathe. It’s stressful, but you can’t let it overwhelm you. After you’ve taken time to breathe, work your way through this checklist of things to do after a stroke. 

Talk to His Doctors 

Talk to your dad’s doctors to get an idea of what his recovery will look like. He may recover in a few months. He may need a year. Severe strokes may have him never regaining all of his skills. Be prepared for the realities of his health. 

Weigh the Pros and Cons of Moving Him Home 

If his doctor approves him to go home, weigh the different pros and cons and take action. His home is familiar and will make him feel more at ease. It also makes it easier for family members to stop by and help out. He won’t have limited visiting hours at his house. 

His house may not be equipped for him. You need to be honest about the upgrades that are needed. After a stroke, some families find themselves needing to add a wheelchair ramp, a stairlift, and bathroom grab bars. He may need someone with a larger vehicle to provide transportation. 

If he recovers in a facility that specializes in post-stroke care, the space may be designed to meet his needs. Still, he may not feel comfortable. That’s why many families look at pairing a return home with daily senior care. 

Get the House Ready 

If he needs a wheelchair for several months, he’ll need to be on the floor where there’s an entrance from outside. The entrances need to be wide enough for a wheelchair. 

In a raised ranch, he could go in the garage and live on the lower level. As long as there are a bathroom and living space, it could work. You may need to add grab bars and a shower seat to the bathroom. 

He needs a walker to move around and his doctor says he’s always going to need a cane or walker. Is his home equipped with doors that are wide enough for a walker. If he has shag carpeting, it may be hard to move the walker on that flooring. Upgrades may be required. 

These upgrades need to be made before he can come home. You don’t have a lot of time, so it’s important to weigh if it’s possible to get the house ready for him in time. 

Hire Senior Care Services 

You will need help caring for your dad. Make sure you’ve hired senior care aides to make sure you can do things for yourself. Depending on the severity of his stroke, he may need hours of care every day. You can’t always do it all and need to set limits. 

With senior care aides helping you, you can take breaks. You’ll have the help you need to focus on self-care. Even if you qualify for FMLA, it only allows you to take so much unpaid time off of work. Caregivers from a senior care agency provide quality care when you have a job to get to.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care in Centennial, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

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Everything You Need to Do After Your Dad’s Stroke

Senior Care Centennial, NV: Seniors and Stroke
Senior Care Centennial, NV: Seniors and Stroke

Your dad had a stroke. Right now, a lot is rushing around in your head. Stop and breathe. It’s stressful, but you can’t let it overwhelm you. After you’ve taken time to breathe, work your way through this checklist of things to do after a stroke. 

Talk to His Doctors 

Talk to your dad’s doctors to get an idea of what his recovery will look like. He may recover in a few months. He may need a year. Severe strokes may have him never regaining all of his skills. Be prepared for the realities of his health. 

Weigh the Pros and Cons of Moving Him Home 

If his doctor approves him to go home, weigh the different pros and cons and take action. His home is familiar and will make him feel more at ease. It also makes it easier for family members to stop by and help out. He won’t have limited visiting hours at his house. 

His house may not be equipped for him. You need to be honest about the upgrades that are needed. After a stroke, some families find themselves needing to add a wheelchair ramp, a stairlift, and bathroom grab bars. He may need someone with a larger vehicle to provide transportation. 

If he recovers in a facility that specializes in post-stroke care, the space may be designed to meet his needs. Still, he may not feel comfortable. That’s why many families look at pairing a return home with daily senior care. 

Get the House Ready 

If he needs a wheelchair for several months, he’ll need to be on the floor where there’s an entrance from outside. The entrances need to be wide enough for a wheelchair. 

In a raised ranch, he could go in the garage and live on the lower level. As long as there are a bathroom and living space, it could work. You may need to add grab bars and a shower seat to the bathroom. 

He needs a walker to move around and his doctor says he’s always going to need a cane or walker. Is his home equipped with doors that are wide enough for a walker. If he has shag carpeting, it may be hard to move the walker on that flooring. Upgrades may be required. 

These upgrades need to be made before he can come home. You don’t have a lot of time, so it’s important to weigh if it’s possible to get the house ready for him in time. 

Hire Senior Care Services 

You will need help caring for your dad. Make sure you’ve hired senior care aides to make sure you can do things for yourself. Depending on the severity of his stroke, he may need hours of care every day. You can’t always do it all and need to set limits. 

With senior care aides helping you, you can take breaks. You’ll have the help you need to focus on self-care. Even if you qualify for FMLA, it only allows you to take so much unpaid time off of work. Caregivers from a senior care agency provide quality care when you have a job to get to.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care in Centennial, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to set up your free assessment.




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