Stroke is a preventable disease but what if your aging loved one already had experienced a stroke and is recovering from it?
Here are some things you should know so you can be better prepared.
Gain as much knowledge as you can from trusted and reputable sources such as books and online articles that provide information about the disease as well as support groups and health care advisors. This knowledge will help you better take care of your loved one.
Encourage your senior loved one to participate in stroke rehabilitation. Therapy sessions can help them somehow regain or re-learn their body’s basic motor and mental functions.
Keep the home “Senior Friendly”. This would mean that you would be needing to fix your home’s setup if need be so that it would be a safe place for your senior loved one.
A stroke survivor may experience mood changes and depression. You should be offering your love, patience, and support for your senior loved one as they are facing a difficult situation. It won’t be of any help if you would tell them that you know how they feel. These are times when your care is really needed the most. Coordinate with his or her doctor about knowing what signs of depression to look out for and seek treatment right away if many of the signs are present.
Try to keep them on a healthy diet and exercise. The risk of a second stroke is high for stroke survivors. It is best to take caution by getting your loved one the right kind of food and exercise as well as follow prescribed medications to minimize or eliminate the risk.
If your friends volunteer to help then do not hesitate to accept their offer. Caring for a stroke survivor is not an easy undertaking. You might at least need their help in the future with errands such as grocery shopping and housework.
Take time to recharge and keep yourself healthy. There is nothing wrong with taking the time to keep yourself in good health. Caring for a stroke survivor can bring huge demands to your body and mind. The last thing you want to do is work yourself to exhaustion and no longer provide effective care for your loved one.
Get help from home care agencies. If caring for a stroke survivor proves to be very difficult for you any help from friends and family is not available then you may want to look into getting home care services from a reputable caregiving agency.
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Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc.
As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S.
Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights.
Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment.
In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources.
1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.
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