Support after a Stroke | Health Under The Spotlight

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Stoke Health Under The Spotlight

At Atkinsons homes, we understand that families impacted by a loved one suffering a stroke can be drastic, to say the least. We understand this fact very well and we have over 40 years experience of supporting and caring for people. Our compassionate, reliable staff understand the post-stroke recovery process and have extensive experience in adapting care to specific needs.

A stroke usually affects one side of the brain. Movement and sensation for one side of the body are controlled by the opposite side of the brain. This means that if your stroke affected the left side of your brain, you will have problems with the right side of your body. If your stroke affected the right side of your brain, you will have problems with the left side of your body. Changes that may happen after a stroke on either side of the brain include the following:

  • Abnormal muscle tone. This is a nerve problem that can make your movements slow and jerky. There are different stages of muscle tone recovery.
  • Your arm, leg or joint may be limp and floppy
  • Your arm, leg or joint may move on its own when your muscle tone starts to return. It does not always do what your brain tells it to do.
  • Your arm, leg or joint begins to respond to your brain.

Recovering and living with a stroke places a high degree of emotional, mental and physical stress, not only for the survivor but also on family members as well. Our homes are dedicated to providing 24/7 assistance and inspiration throughout the day by doing the following; activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and toileting. Overseeing an exercise program prescribed by your physio or rehabilitation team. 

Individual rooms are adapted to each resident’s needs and can include special beds, mattress, hoists, moving aids, bath seats, cutlery and other aids as required. Each room has a nurse call system and fire system, and each home has carefully monitored security systems and procedures. Most residents are registered with the local GP surgery, with medication supplied by a local pharmacist and dispensed by our trained care staff.

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For questions or more information regarding our Care & Support services –  we’d love to hear from you

Tel: 01252 871751