A person who has a stroke may be dealing with a tremendous recovery. If they are in their 80s or even their 90s, a stroke victim, or patient, may have difficulty seeing the future and being optimistic about it. A person needs to have hope in order to focus on their recovery. What many people fail to understand is that having to be readmitted to the hospital in a short amount of time means things aren’t going as doctors had hoped.
So, is there hope for a stroke patient in their 80s?
Every person is different, but for someone for whom the doctor has high expectations, it may be difficult to see at the moment. They may have lost a tremendous amount of strength. They may have lost the use of one side of their body, or at least a significant portion of mobility.
However, if their doctor expects them to get back to some semblance of normalcy, even if they have to rely on other people for physical support, then that means there is hope. When a person has the opportunity to have conversations, enjoy certain activities, and wake up each day with something to look forward to, that is reason enough to be hopeful.
It’s not always easy for some of these men and women who suffer strokes, especially in their later years, to feel very optimistic.
They need proper support.
One of the most important aspects of recovery for anyone, whether they have gone through major surgery, are recovering from a stroke, or something else is to have the right type of support on hand. A family member may be more than willing to step up and offer assistance, but nothing is going to be better than experienced care.
A home care aide, especially somebody with a great deal of experience works for an agency, would be the best option. This individual, this senior recovering from stroke, may also need a visiting nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and other individuals for various tasks.
The more they rely on the right type of support system, the better their recovery can go.
Exercise may be necessary.
In order to get stronger, in order to maximize mobility in the future, exercise may be prescribed. If the doctor has recommended exercise, it’s important the senior follows through. It can be difficult for a family member, such as an adult child or spouse, to convince them to work hard on their routine, but that’s where a more experienced professional may have strategies that can be effective.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to reduce hospital readmission rates in Jupiter, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112. Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.
“I am passionate about our community and the people we serve”, states Mr. Fedele. “We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and allow them the dignity to age safely and independently in their own homes”.
Jon is married and has three children. He enjoys waterskiing and spending time with his family and friends.
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