Occupational Therapy Plays a Big Role in Home Healthcare After a Stroke

Interim HealthCare Blogs
Posted: 9/6/2013 5:53 AM by Interim HealthCare
In America, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults, and it’s estimated that 5.4 million people are currently living with the aftermath of a stroke. Millions of others know the effects first-hand, as loved ones and family members who help patients recover from a stroke every day.

Most people who have had a stroke will need some form of home healthcare while on the road to recovery. The survivor and his or her family should be involved in the process. Occupational therapy professionals can help everyone make the rehabilitation process more effective and productive.

When occupational therapy is part of home healthcare and stroke rehabilitation, recovery is more meaningful and easier. It allows the survivor and his or her family to live life to the fullest. An occupational therapist addresses the cognitive, mental and physical challenges brought on by a stroke, and can help the survivor regain the ability to perform daily activities through a range of techniques.

An occupational therapist views a stroke survivor in a holistic manner, taking into account his or her environment, activities, desires, needs and new limitations. The therapist can recommend special equipment to be used in the home to help build physical strength and endurance, perform tasks and rebuild self-confidence.

The aim of occupational therapy is to allow a stroke survivor to regain the highest degree of competence in his or her occupation. While home healthcare after a stroke can’t reverse brain damage, it can certainly help the brain to learn new ways of doing things so a person can achieve the best possible long-term outcome.
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf


If you need home healthcare in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional care services to meet your unique needs. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you!
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf
If you need private duty nursing in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional homecare services, in-home nursing care, and more. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you! - See more at: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/Franchise-Sites/carolinas/Blog/August-2013/Private-Duty-Nursing-Brain-Spinal-Cord-Injuries#sthash.57eCBDQd.dpuf

Need Help at Home?

Send us your questions about home care or a specific request. We're here to help.