A stroke remains one of the major public health problems across the world. Its a largely preventable issue, with as many as 70% of cases being avoidable with effective management of high blood pressure, diabetes, avoidance of smoking and obesity. It is also treatable and many interventions and treatments can be effective. With our auxiliary nursing service, you have access to a number of home-based treatments and services to help you recover from a stroke.
Our auxiliary nursing services play a crucial role in helping people who have suffered from a stroke and their families cope, as well as helping to reduce the chances of a further stroke. Although approximately a third of stroke survivors will suffer no outward long-term impairments although many may be affected psychologically and may need support to combat this.
Stroke can affect people of all ages but generally, the risk will rapidly increase as we age. Our auxiliary nursing service is equipped to assist with recovery from stroke no matter what the age of the patient.
When effectively dealt with, a severe stroke can be transformed into one where minimal or no long-term disability is caused. With the high-quality rehabilitation provided by our auxiliary nursing service, patients will often regain much of the independence they lost as a result of their stroke.
One of the most common misunderstandings is that any stroke recovery will happen in the first few weeks following the stroke. This is not generally the case so you should not be worried or put off if you don't see any immediate signs of recovery.
As part of our auxiliary nursing service, our nurses will help by:
● ensuring the patient is receiving the correct nutrition and hydration
● help to maintain a good level of hygiene
● maintaining and promoting emotional and social recovery and helping the patient to develop coping strategies
● encouraging the patient to take part in activities of daily living
● liaising, organising and mediating between the patient and their other carers (whether these are professional carers or family members).
If you have to go into hospital, our state of the art hospital in Marbella can support you in your treatment. After your stroke and hospital treatment you shouldn’t be sent home until:
- agreed support has been put in place
- services such as our auxiliary nursing service is ready to start
- any home adaptations have been laid out of complete.
Yes! As part of our nursing service, all stroke patients will have a care plan will be developed, detailing the health and social support you need after you leave the hospital. Your doctors and nurses should involve you in the making of this plan. Your care plan should include details of:
- what treatment and support you will receive as part of our home service
- who will be responsible for providing this support and how you can contact them
- when and how often you will be provided with this support
- who your emergency contact will be.
If you would like to know more about what our auxiliary nursing service includes, get in touch with us today.