ameriCARE Fort Worth has developed this very important program to address stroke recovery and stroke rehabilitation. This is and has been something our family has been living with for the past thirty years and it often goes unnoticed or overlooked completely. This is unfortunate because there are millions of stroke survivors in the United States alone.
Our owner’s wife, Kelly, experienced her first stroke when she was 25 years old and her second 11 years later. Her post-stroke care and post-stroke rehabilitation continue to this day. It is so important for family and friends to realize the importance of post-stroke care and learn some easy ways to help their stroke survivor improve their stroke recovery. This program is ameriCARE Fort Worth’s way to help improve the quality of stroke survivor care while also increasing the quality of life for the survivor.
Activity & Exercise:
Encourage movements and exercise recommended by physical and occupational therapists.
Provide understanding and have patience with cognitive changes that may be the result of a stroke. (Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria)
Our clients like the idea of having a chauffeur. (Medical Appointments, Shopping)
Our caregivers share stories, talk about the news and do activities together. In addition, they maintain (and improve) communications with family members. (Companionship, Conversation, Technology)
Organize medications, have checks and balances to follow protocols and increase safety, and relay changes in the health conditions to doctor and loved ones.
Routines for Memory Care:
For those with cognitive decline, we create routines that form a comfort zone and offer activities that challenge their minds.
Our caregivers encourage the absorption of new knowledge, enjoying a good book or use our creativity to help our clients to keep doing things they enjoy.
Help our clients to have the self-confidence to fight through their speech difficulties and communicate as best they can.
Increase one’s independence and self-esteem by encouraging the use of helpful tools. (Cooking Aids, Dressing/Grooming Aids, Mobility)