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For Caregivers: Preparing for Home Care After StrokePara el cuidador: Preparaci³n para el cuidado en casa despu©s de un ataque cerebral

For Caregivers: Preparing for Home Care After Stroke

When your loved one returns home, you'll both need time to adjust. You and the patient will have to transfer the skills learned in rehab to a new location. Be patient with your loved one and with yourself. Planning ahead can help long-term recovery go more smoothly.

Planning for Home Care

After leaving the rehab center, most patients need to practice their exercises a few times daily. Others still need ongoing therapy. Some may need nursing care. Talk with your social worker or case manager about ways of meeting your loved one's needs.

Setting Up the Bathroom

For your loved one's safety, set up the bathroom with the features shown here.

Setting Up the Home

A few minor changes can make home life easier and safer for your loved one. Try these tips.

  • Turn down the water heater temperature a bit to help avoid burns.

  • Get a cordless or speaker phone. Program emergency numbers and those of family and friends.

  • Light halls and stairways. Keep all walkways free of clutter.

  • Remove any throw rugs. Tape down electrical cords.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2006-02-27T00:00:00-07:00


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