Stroke Recovery: Coping Tips for the Family

by | Jun 24, 2019 | Stroke Recovery | 0 comments

Stroke Recovery: Coping Tips for the Family

The striking and sad reality of stroke is that about every four minutes, an American’s life perishes because of it. Their risks of having stroke increases if they’re also presently recovering from it or has an attack in the past.

When your loved one suffered from a stroke, it can be an emotionally draining experience for you as the family caregiver. However, there are ways that can help you cope so that you can also prevent any relapse. Along with our home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland, we also empower you in taking care of your loved one with these tips:

  • Ensure they’re eating healthy food so that their risk is minimized.
    Dishes of fruits and vegetables are very ideal to serve. Our staff providing in home care in Montgomery County, MD can assist you in preparing these.
  • Monitor your loved one’s recovery progress.
    Whether they’re taking recovery rehabilitation at home or in a facility, knowing how much they’ve progressed can be a positive push towards their overall well-being.
  • Watch out for signs of depression, both in you and your loved one.
    The recovery may be extra challenging for them which can lead to depressive tendencies. You also need to take occasional breaks so you won’t have burnout in the caregiving process.
  • Establish your support.
    Aside from getting help from providers of home health care in Rockville, Maryland, it can also help when you have others who can encourage you and your loved one. The right kind of support leads to a quicker recovery.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide service in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help. We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent service to our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.