We understand that a stroke can change your life so suddenly. Everyone is different, but following a stroke, many people need extra help with everyday living.
This is where your Vitality live-in carer (we call them Personal Assistants) can make all the difference. They are trained to a high standard and can provide around-the-clock care and practical help around the home.
It is a leading cause of disability, and after a stroke, there can be problems with:
If you’re part of a couple, live-in care can help you stay together in the same home
Some people have trouble with their vision. Fatigue is common. Difficulties with communication, emotions and behaviour are also possible.
These changes can have a big impact on everyone in a family. That’s why our whole team is here to support you, share our knowledge about stroke recovery, and help with any worries or concerns you may have.
In addition to helping with practical household tasks and personal care, your Personal Assistant offers companionship and emotional support, and encourages independence. Day by day, your Personal Assistant is by your side to help on the road to recovery.
Vitality live-in care always provides a care assessment and 24/7 access to a private GP at no extra charge. We can also bring in expert nurses and therapists as needed. This professional team keeps an eye on progress and is always available to help with any concerns.
We also work closely with your neurorehabilitation team, which may include various therapists, dietitians, psychologists, and specialist nurses. Proactive rehabilitation is vital to improve strength, muscle tone, mobility, speech, and above all independence.
For more information on life after a stroke visit the Stroke Association website.