What is Stroke Home Care?
Our Home Care for Stroke service enables you or your loved one to remain at home following a stroke through high quality support. If you or your loved one has had a stroke, everyday tasks can often become more difficult and you may find additional support at home is needed.
We understand the challenges a stroke can bring, not just for you but also your loved ones. At Alina Homecare, we can help with all aspects of Stroke Care at Home, from overcoming difficulties with mobility, to communication and emotional support.
After Stroke Home Care allows you or your loved one to remain in the familiarity of the home. Our dedicated Care Workers are highly trained to help people who have had a stroke to live as independently as possible.
Find your local Alina Homecare Team today to discuss your after Stroke Care at Home needs.
What is included with Home Care for stroke?
A stroke impacts people in different ways, depending on various factors such as the location of where the brain is damaged and its severity. It also depends on the type of stroke. An Ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage in the brain’s blood supply whereas a haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. This is why we listen to the needs of you or your loved one and tailor our care to suit your specific needs and requirements.
Choosing Home Care after a stroke is a big decision – with the emotional impact a stroke can bring, familiarity and consistency are vital factors to consider.
Whatever you or your loved one need to manage the everyday impact of a stroke, we can help. Our Stroke Home Care services includes:
Live-in Stroke Care
Our Live-in Stroke Care is a suitable option if you or your loved one are experiencing symptoms following a stroke that are severe enough to require continuous support vs daily visits. With this type of Home Care, a specially trained Care Worker moves into the home to provide care. We match a suitable Live-in Carer who suits you or your loved one based on personality, common interests as well as skills to maintain our reputation for quality care.
Stroke Respite Care
Being a full time caregiver for a loved one after a stroke can make finding time for yourself more challenging. It’s important to have a break from time to time. Our Respite Care for stroke patients can help, offering usual caregivers regular time off for themselves. Our Care Workers are fully trained and know how to deliver quality care with compassion in your absence. They will fit into your usual routine to provide care that is tailored to the needs of your loved one.
Our Personal Care at home service helps you or your loved one with daily tasks that may become more challenging after a stroke. These can include assistance with washing and using the bathroom, as well as getting dressed and ready for the day. Our Home Care Workers help maintain Personal Care routines with dignity and respect.
If you or your loved one find daily household tasks are becoming more challenging following a stroke, our Carers can help. Many of our clients receive support with everyday Domestic Care tasks such as laundry, washing up and keeping your home neat and tidy.
Our Home Care Workers can prepare nutritious meals for you or your loved one if this becomes difficult following a stroke. They take into account any likes, dislikes and allergies. They also make sure you or your loved one eats and drinks regularly.
We all need someone to talk to from time to time. Our Home Care for stroke patients can include valuable Companion Care for you or your loved one. Even if a stroke has restricted you or your loved one’s ability to communicate, our Care Workers are trained to understand your needs. We aim to prevent elderly loneliness and provide support when it’s needed most. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a nice chat with a friendly face.
Why choose Alina Homecare?
Our highly skilled Care Workers are trained to understand the impacts of a stroke and how they can make everyday life more challenging. Our Home Care for stroke patients is designed to be simple and less stressful. We work with you and your loved ones to ensure your needs are met with quality care.
All our Home Care Workers are carefully selected and trained through our exclusive Alina Homecare Training Academy. This is to ensure our Home Carers know how to support each person following a stroke and meet their care needs. We do not use an agency or freelance staff to maintain our high quality reputation.
All our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we are proud winners of the homecare.co.uk Top 20 UK Home Care Group Awards in 2021, 2022 & 2023. Our strict performance guidelines, CQC ratings and complete transparency via Birdie, our care monitoring app., give peace of mind and quality assured care.
Our Home Care services are tailored to meet the specific requirements of each client. At Alina Homecare, our care is person centred and flexible to adapt to changes in circumstances. Our post Stroke Care at Home service is always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect. It’s no wonder why we’re recommended by 97% of our clients!
How can Stroke Home Care help?
Stroke Home Care can help you or your loved one adjust and provide support as you adapt to a new normal. We have experience helping clients who are dealing with the impact of having a stroke, such as:
Most people who have had a stroke experience muscle weakness, with 75% of people experiencing leg weakness.1 This brings difficulties with mobility, potentially increasing the likeliness of a fall.
Our Home Care Workers help by assisting you or your loved one with getting around. They are fully trained in the use of mobile hoists. They can also help by completing daily tasks to help you stay on top of tasks.
Following a stroke, some people may experience difficulties controlling their bladder and bowel movements. Our Care Workers can help with a range of Personal Care tasks including help with washing and going to the bathroom.
All our Care Workers are fully trained and will always deliver quality care with respect and ensure your or your loved one’s resect and dignity are upheld.
After a stroke, many people experience fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t improve with rest. Due to this, daily tasks may become harder to carry out.
Our Home Care Workers can help by completing tasks around the home such as hoovering the carpet, doing the laundry or preparing meals.
The impacts of a stroke aren’t just physical but can cause detrimental impacts on someone’s mental health. This includes anxiety, frustration and depression.
We understand mental health is equally as important as physical health. Our Carers are always there to listen to any concerns and provide valuable companionship.
As a stroke affects the brain, survivors often experience cognitive impairment. This often includes difficulties with concentration, memory, confusion and communication.
At Alina Homecare, our Stroke Home Care Assistants can help by reassuring you or your loved one and providing necessary reminders.
What are the benefits of Home Care for stroke patients?
Deciding whether to move into a care home or receive after Stroke Care at Home is a big decision. For some people, a care home will be the best option to manage their needs. However, there are many advantages to receiving Home Care after a stroke:
A stroke can often impact someone’s memory and increase feelings of confusion. Home Care after a stroke means you or your loved one can remain in the comfort and familiarity of the home. This reduces stress and disruption compared with moving somewhere unfamiliar like a care home.
We all want to stay in control of our lives as much as possible. Post Stroke Care at Home allows you or your loved one to continue your usual routines in your local community. At Alina Homecare, care services are always assessed and adapted to meet changing needs and goals.
In care homes, family and friends are sometimes only allowed to visit within visiting hours. With Stroke Home Care, you control your own visiting schedule. Many of our clients also find staying home means their loved ones can provide additional support if circumstances require it.
A stroke can impact emotional wellbeing and communication, which can make stroke patients feel lonely. Our Stroke Home Care Assistants offer friendly and comforting companionship. They don’t just provide physical support to manage the impacts of a stroke but also emotional support.
Safety is important to consider when choosing care options. Often, Home Care is safer than a care home. Research proves people living in care homes are three times more likely to have a fall than those at home.2 73% of people have a fall within a year after their stroke so this is particularly important.3
Live-in Care or Home Care for stroke patients can be more cost effective than a care home. If you or your loved one require more or less care, we can adjust your package. This flexibility is especially useful in the immediate aftermath of a stroke; you can pay for 24 hour care initially then reduce support, if required.
Cost of Stroke Home Care
The cost of our Stroke Home Care service is determined by different factors. Firstly, it depends on the level of care and support required. This can include the service chosen, such as visiting care or Live-in Care. It also depends on the frequency of care and your location.
After leaving hospital, you or your loved one may also be entitled to grants or other forms of other financial support to help with funding home care.
Complete our cost calculator today to learn more about the cost of Home Care for stroke patients.
Stroke Home Care reviews
We’re proud to deliver high quality care across the South of England to our clients and their loved ones. Learn more about how our Stroke Home Care services have benefited them with these independent reviews on homecare.co.uk:
“The care Dad received from all of his Carers was amazing; their kindness and empathy not only for Dad but also for Mum was wonderful. They were always helpful and attentive to Dad’s needs and wishes and it took away a lot of the stress and worry for Mum and my family knowing Dad was being so well cared for.”
“My point of contact at Alina Homecare was really lovely, very helpful and went out of her way to ensure a Live-in Carer was available as soon as possible. She went and met Mum and the Carer on the day she went home to make sure all went smoothly. She continues to keep me updated with any changes which I really appreciate.”
“They are very professional and patient and they always find time and salutation in overcoming any problems that might occur. My Husband and I are so thankful to the Team for all their hard work in getting us that right support. They really are very helpful and supportive in everything they do and I would recommend the service…”
“From the moment we were put through to Alina Homecare the service has been exemplary, they were very quick to come out and evaluate Dad to see what he required. The care plan and recommendations of what care he should receive have been perfect, they have taken the time to carefully consider what is best for my Dad.”
What is included in Stroke Home Care?
Our Home Care for stroke service is completely tailored to the needs of you or your loved one. We offer a free home visit before care starts to understand your needs and requirements. If care is needed as soon as possible, we can offer same day home visits. Among other tasks, we can help with household tasks, Personal Care, companionship, shopping and meal preparation.
How much does Stroke Home Care cost?
The cost of care varies depending on your needs and location. After contacting us, our Team will conduct an assessment of the needs to understand what level of support is required. If you or your loved one needs round the clock care, Live-in Care for stroke may be the most cost effective option.
Find your local Alina Homecare Team to discuss our costs in more detail.
How can I fund Home Care following a stroke?
There are many ways to fund Stroke Care at Home. Learn more by reading our guide to Home Care funding.
Who delivers Stroke Home Care?
Our Stroke Home Care service is delivered by one of our specially trained Home Care Workers. All our Carers are trained through our exclusive Alina Homecare Training Academy to provide high quality and compassionate care.
How does Alina Homecare compare to an introductory agency?
Since there is no regulation of agencies, quality cannot be ensured. We offer completely regulated services that the CQC inspects. Additionally, we give our Care Workers complete training, something that private and agency Carers may not receive. Additionally, our services are backed up by central support, so you can rely on us even if your care provider requires time off. Our local Team may fill in as needed to maintain continuity of care.
What areas do you cover?
We provide Stroke Home Care across the South of England. Find your local Alina Homecare Team today.
How is care monitored?
Along with our other services, our Home Care for stroke is regulated by the CQC to ensure our quality standards are upheld. This includes making sure that you or your loved one is always safe and secure and that our care is personalised for each of our clients.
Additionally, we are proud to partner with Birdie. With the use of Birdie’s innovative care technology, we can digitally record and track the care we provide. With your permission, the Birdie Family app. also enables complete visibility of care for you and your loved ones at any time. It’s a great way to provide more assurance that quality care is provided.
What training do you provide to your carers?
At Alina Homecare, we have our very own Alina Homecare Academy. Our company is built on core values that we passionately believe in and are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure all our Care Workers receive the same high level of training so that our standards and quality reputation can be preserved.
Our expert Trainers all hold teaching qualifications and have a vast wealth of experience working in Health & Social Care. We offer several specialist qualifications for our Teams to equip them with greater knowledge to make life easier and safer for the people we support. We’re proud of our Alina Homecare Academy so we know our Care Workers are delivering high quality care.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a serious and sometimes even life threatening condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Cells in the brain require oxygen and other nutrients. When this supply is cut off, these cells begin to die.
Strokes have two main causes; either a blood clot or a burst blood vessel. Although a stroke can happen to anyone, certain conditions can increase the chances of one occurring. This includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, irregular heartbeats, diabetes and lifestyle.
It’s estimated that over 100,000 people in the UK have a stroke every year.4 The impact of a stroke can be treated with some medications. This depends on the type of stroke and what caused it. Most people who have had a stroke are left with long term life changing impacts.
At Alina Homecare, we provide quality assured and compassionate care to help you or your loved one manage the impact of a stroke. The challenges a stroke brings differ significantly for each person. We understand this and tailor our Stroke Care services to each client to support their independence and if possible, their recovery.
Is Stroke Home Care better than a care home?
Making the choice between Home Care and a care home for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult. Your decision ultimately depends on their care needs whilst keeping their best interests at heart.
With our after Stroke Care at Home, you or your loved one can avoid the stress and upheaval of moving and continue to live in the familiarity of the home. If you or your loved one need continuous care, our Stroke Live-in Care is a great option. A Live-in Carer will move into the home with you or your loved one and provide care as and when it’s needed.
However, if you or your loved one requires more advanced care after a stroke, it may be safer and more suitable to consider a care or nursing home where specialist resources can be provided.
When should I start looking for Stroke Care?
If the impact of a stroke has meant you or your loved one now struggle to live safely and independently at home, it’s the right time to be looking for care arrangements. There are many different care options to choose from depending on the level of care needed. At Alina Homecare, our care visits can be as short as 30 minutes or we can provide a Live-in Carer who can deliver care 24/7.
1. Stroke Association, “Physical Effects of Stroke“, Reviewed 30th May 2023
2. National Institute for Health and Care Research, “Falls Prevention Programme is Effective in Care Homes“, Reviewed 30th May 2023
3. European Stroke Organisation, “Falls After a Stroke“, Reviewed 30th May 2023
4. Stroke Association, “Stroke Statistics“, Reviewed 31st May 2023
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