Skilled care when life changing conditions impact your family
A stroke is a serious medical condition that can potentially dramatically change your life, without warning. With our skilled, compassionate care, you can navigate changes much easier, in the comfort of your own home.
Emotional and physical support – at home
A stroke is a medical emergency, requiring urgent attention to minimise brain damage brought on by an interrupted blood supply. Afterwards, recovering from a stroke is a physical but also emotional process. In addition, efficient stroke rehabilitation requires an understanding of the unique needs of each particular situation.
With Guardian Angel Carers, you’ll have a personalised care plan based on your requirements. Our experienced carers can provide visiting care, overnight care, or even live-in care, depending on what you need.
Contact us to learn more about the customised care Guardian Angel Carers can provide.
The right, custom approach towards rehabilitation and recovery
A personalised care plan
For both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, recovery can depend on the supportive care you receive. This care can include:
- Essential assistance to prevent undernourishment or dehydration.
- Monitoring oxygen levels in the blood and providing supplemental oxygen where necessary.
- Doctors often encourage using compression stockings to prevent blood clots from forming in the legs’ blood vessels.
- Communication, conversation and appropriate activity.
Why Guardian Angel Carers?
Continuity of care
Team of professionals
Trusted by the experts
Unique and personal service
Dedicated care manager
Timely and responsive
A complete solution
The value of stroke awareness
Often, you can mitigate the worst effects of a stroke by increasing stroke awareness. Luckily, the medical profession’s recent efforts to educate the public about strokes have been very successful.
Experts teach about the earliest signs of stroke and stroke prevention, so people can identify strokes earlier. Subsequently the chances of stroke recovery go up, because individuals get the medical help they need as soon as possible.
What causes strokes?
Experts sometimes describe strokes as ‘brain attacks’ because they carry many of the risk factors doctors link with heart attacks. For example, risk factors that harden the arteries (atherosclerosis) are:
- High cholesterol
Alternative causes include a blood clot or even bleeding in the brain due to high blood pressure. No matter the cause, when there’s an interruption, reduction or stop of blood supply to the brain, you’ll have a stroke.
Thankfully, effective and speedy treatment can prevent long-term disability and even save lives.
Types of strokes
when a blood clot causes a stroke and prevents blood from flowing to the brain. If doctors act in time, they can often treat it with an injectable medication that dissolves the clot before it compromises the brain’s blood supply.
In some cases, they treat it with a surgical procedure called a thrombectomy. They insert a device into a brain artery to remove the blood clot interfering with blood flow. Doctors can also use a combination of medications and surgery.
Types of strokes continued
If there’s bleeding in or around the brain, a haemorrhagic stroke will take place. Health professionals often find a combined approach to treatment most successful. Firstly, the medication lowers blood pressure and manages the bleeding. Then, surgery is necessary to remove blood from the brain and mend blood vessels.
How it works
Get in Touch
Either call, email or complete our online contact form and one of our helpful team members will assist you.
Your dedicated Care Assessor will visit at home or in hospital. This will be a free, no obligation initial assessment. We’ll discuss the level of care and frequency of visits you require, to create a personalised care plan.
Once your care plan starts, we will continually assess and review it in consultation with you. On a continual basis, we’ll ensure it aligns with your expectations and needs.