According to the National Stroke Association, every year over 750,000 Americans experience a stroke. Did you know that an individual who has had a stroke is almost 15% more likely to have a second stroke within one year of the first incident? And within five years of a stroke, over 24% of women and 42% of men will have a second?

Learn what it takes to stay stroke free!

Stroke Support

National Stroke Association recommends these simple lifestyle changes to greatly reduce your chance of having a recurring stroke:

  • Control your blood pressure

  • Find out if you have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat which allows blood to pool in the heart and cause blood clots)

  • Quit smoking

  • Limit alcohol

  • Monitor your cholesterol levels

  • Manage your diabetes

  • Exercise

  • Eat foods low in sodium and fat

  • Monitor circulation problems with the help of your doctor

  • Follow doctor’s orders

At Home Personal Care is here to help provide a supportive home environment for your loved one after experiencing a stroke. Our Caregivers understand the physical and emotional needs of a stroke survivor. Providing one-on-one continuous assistance in the days following discharge from hospitalization is crucial.

At Home Personal Care employs Caregivers with backgrounds and experience in caring for a stroke survivor. They can assist with:

  • Companionship and emotional support

  • Continual observation

  • Recognizing stroke symptoms

  • Personal care needs

  • Mobility support

  • Monitoring symptoms

  • Eliminate depression and boredom

  • Help to practice speech exercises

  • Transportation needs

For more information on stroke, risk factors, prevention of stroke, and other resources, please visit the National Stroke Association.