The amount of brain damage that is caused by a stroke is determined by how quickly the individual receives emergency medical treatment and how long the brain suffers a lack of blood flow. After you’ve had a stroke, the chance that another one will occur is high, unless you make immediate changes to your lifestyle. Stroke can be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and saturated fat intake, high blood sugar, and obesity.
When your loved one is back home and recuperating, immediate lifestyle changes should be overemphasized, however, motivation to change one’s way of living can be difficult without help from someone who is enthusiastic about helping the person lead a healthier lifestyle.
This article from the NYU Comprehensive Stroke Care Center titled Lifestyle Changes to Manage Stroke is straight to the point. If you smoke, quit. Eat a healthful diet. Exercise regularly. Lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Drink alcohol only in moderation. Manage blood sugar if you have diabetes.
At A-1 Home Care, we understand that a lifestyle change is easier said than done. We want to help your Elderly or Senior loved one transition into a healthier lifestyle at a pace they’re comfortable with. A-1 Home Care provides Post Stroke Care services on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.
All of our compassionate Post Stroke caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers must have prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.
We provide in-home care in the LA communities of Brentwood, Bel Air, Westwood, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Studio City, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and others in Los Angeles County.
To interview and hire a compassionate Post Stroke Caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 310-657-8780 for a FREE in-home assessment.
For more information, visit us at Brentwood In Home Care.