While home health care is most frequently associated with senior citizens, people of any age can require at home medical assistance in the event of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or a stroke. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer these conditions each year. Fortunately, most people survive these conditions, but they may require care while they complete rehabilitation therapy, or they may need assistance for the remainder of their lives.
A TBI or stroke can place unbelievable physical, mental, and financial strain on a family. These conditions typically occur unexpectedly and suddenly this member of the family needs constant care and supervision. Many families do not have the luxury or emotional strength and energy to provide all of the substantial support necessary. It is completely natural and understandable to reach out to outside services to help you care for your loved one appropriately.
By implementing the services of Accredited Health Services, you will be benefiting from the knowledge and experience of an organization that has assisted thousands of families before that were in a similar situation. The accredited home care team can help you by providing assistance and services, by answering your difficult questions, and by providing emotional support. No other organizations in the New Jersey area have gained more experience providing sensitive support to those who have suffered a TBI or stroke.
Recognizing a Stroke
The key to surviving a stroke is to recognize the symptoms and seeking treatment right away. There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke is by far the most common. This is caused by a blood clot in the brain. This blood clot limits or stops blood flow to a certain part of the brain, causing a stroke. A tear in the blood vessel wall in the brain causes a hemorrhagic stroke. When this occurs, blood leaks into the brain, causing damage to the brain tissue.
Both types of strokes share the following symptoms:
- Numbness of the face, or appendages, typically on one side of the body.
- Confusion, and trouble comprehending or using speech.
- Trouble seeing out of one or both eyes.
- Dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination.
- Severe headache.
Any combination of these symptoms can occur suddenly in the event of a stroke. If you, or a loved one, show signs of any of these symptoms, you should not wait to call 911.
Choosing Accredited for Your TBI/Stroke Home Care Assistance
You will not find home care services held to higher standards than those of Accredited. Members of our team, including a registered nurse and potential future home care aide, will meet with your family and the patient in order to design an at home medical plan that will meet all of the family’s unique needs. We understand that while there may be similarities between patients, each individual patient will be affected differently by the condition, and require different services.
The home care aides that you will work with will be subject to continuous training and education in order to develop the best understanding possible of the physiological and psychological effects of the brain injuries. We understand that this can be a very challenging and emotional time for the injured individual, as well as the family, which can cause moments of frustration or even depression. Our highly trained home care team know how to respond to these situations with the utmost sensitivities in order to give you and your entire family support throughout this complex experience.