Having a stroke is scary and it can happen out of nowhere, especially for people who are over the age of 65. The long-term impacts can affect talking, movement, and overall function. After a stroke, it is difficult for both the individual and their caregivers because there are many decisions to make regarding rehabilitation, recovery, and future living environment. On top of that, the cost of stroke recovery can be expensive, especially if family members have to miss work in order to help their parent or loved one with stroke recovery.
What is a Stoke?
A stroke is a type of brain injury. Every stroke is different depending on the individual’s overall health, the part of the brain that is injured, and to what extent. Learn more about strokes and stroke prevention from the American Stroke Association.
Decisions for Stroke Patients & their Families
Families of stroke victims and their caregivers are usually faced with the decision of caring for their loved one at home or moving them into an assisted living community like Twin Town Villa. Many see the benefits of moving them into a community where they are cared for 24/7 by professionals.
Evaluating the Home Living Situation After a Stroke
Helping a stroke patient decide what to do next can be hard. Here are some questions that will help you determine the best home setting for your loved one after a stroke.
- Are they safe to be home alone? Will someone be available to help them during the day if needed?
- Are they worried about falling?
- Does their home provide enough space for rehab staff to provide therapy services?
- Will their mental and physical needs be met?
- Will they have help with medications or other medical equipment needs?
- Do they have the proper home modifications to be safe at home?
Many families of stroke victims choose to transition them into Twin Town Villa so that all their physical, medical, and mental needs are met. This provides families with peace of mind that their loved one is getting healthy meals, a safe and comfortable environment, and professional staff looking after them.
Tour the Twin Town Villa Community
Our skilled and caring staff is always looking out for the best interest of our residents, from stroke recovery and beyond. If you are looking for a place to call home for your parent or loved one, please reach out to us at Twin Town Villa. You can contact us online or call 218.643.9542 to request a tour.