Your elderly parent suffering a stroke can be one of the most frightening things you experience as a family caregiver. This is a life-changing medical event and your senior will need more care and assistance as they recover, which means you will need to make a variety of potentially challenging decisions. One is whether your senior will be able to remain in their own home or if they will need to move after their discharge from the hospital. Most people spend several days to even a few weeks after a stroke receiving care in a hospital setting, but recovery continues well after they return home. This may leave you wondering if they will be able to receive adequate care in their own home and if they can stay safe there, or if they will need to move. Making the decision that is right for them, and for you as their caregiver, can make a tremendous difference in their recovery and in their life moving forward.
Some issues to consider when determining if your senior may need to move after a stroke include:
- Does your senior live close enough to you to receive care as needed?
- Does your senior live close enough to their medical team for ongoing treatment?
- Is their home accessible and safe according to the challenges they face after their stroke?
- Are they struggling with mobility issues that make navigating their home and managing their personal care needs independently dangerous or impossible?
- Are they experiencing cognitive functioning issues after their stroke that might make living independently dangerous?
- Do you have space in your home to give them privacy and comfort if they transitioned into living in your home?
Aging in place is an important concept for most elderly adults, but if your senior is struggling with health, mobility, or other challenges, you may worry they won’t be able to accomplish this goal safely. As their family caregiver, you want what’s best for your parent, and elder care can help. Whether your senior remains in their own home or transitions into living with you, an elderly home care services provider can help them live their best life, maintain more independence, and stay safe and healthy as they age in place. Highly customized services ensure your parent gets the respect, care, and assistance they deserve, and the quality of life they desire. These services can include transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, mobility assistance, help with personal care tasks, and more.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Walnut Creek, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.
Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
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