When a stroke occurs, life changes, as simple tasks become difficult. Just communicating your needs or feelings becomes a challenge. More so, every stroke is different in terms of the damage it causes. Recovery from a stroke requires a lot of hard work and support, which is why we provide professional assistance at Wickshire Senior Living Norman. Whether you need rehabilitation at home or in our location, or you need respite care for a loved one, our team offers ample support to guide you. To learn more about how we can help stroke victims, please contact Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572.
What to Expect When Recovering from a Stroke
Strokes damage the brain in some way. It may damage brain cells in a large area or a smaller region. Since each area of the brain functions differently, the resulting outcome from a stroke depends specifically on where the stroke occurs and how severe it is. The good news is that the brain can relearn and adapt in many situations, so recovery needs to be a priority. Expect to engage in a wide range of therapy and support through the process, including:
- Support for physical recovery including improving overall mobility and skills like walking
- Occupational therapy aids in improving small skill improvement, which may include things like opening a can or writing
- Emotional health is also an essential part of the recovery process as the damage can be significant, leading to depression
- Speech therapy is a valuable tool to help those with deficiencies to gain the support they need
- Fitness and physical training may be beneficial to build up core muscles and improve stability
Your needs are specific to your condition. Working with a therapist, you’ll create a treatment plan to address the deficiencies you have relating to the stroke. Many types of therapy may help you.
Choosing the Right Type of Care for Stroke Recovery
The amount of damage done by the stroke often determines the level of care a person needs. For some people, going home after a stroke is the ideal choice because it puts you back in your environment to work on the healing process. If you can manage overall mobility, this can work well. Home recovery can still include treatment from professionals who provide support and therapy. A home health nurse can help with medical needs in some cases as well.
For others with significant needs, an assisted living community may be a better choice. Here, your medical needs are met, and you get better access to supportive assisted living services. That includes rehabilitation but also helps with completing your daily necessities such as bathing, eating, and toileting. Over time, you may get stronger and be able to go home to finish your recovery.
Turn to Wickshire Senior Living Norman Today
Every situation involves a team of therapists and doctors to determine the right type and level of care for your situation. With support, you can recover from the damage a stroke causes. Even when that does not happen, having ample support to ensure your long-term health and recovery is critical.
When you contact us, we’ll talk about each one of your needs and the types of senior living services we can offer to support them, including:
Recovering from a stroke depends on many factors, some of which you cannot control. For those things that you can control, consider the value of a community environment such as Wickshire Senior Living Norman. Whether our team comes to your home or you live within our location, you’ll have access to the very best level of care available. That can help support your recovery. Call 405.451.5572 or connect with our team online today for the support you need.