Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, reducing mobility in more than half of survivors age 65 and over
Other disabilities that can occur with stroke include paralysis or problems controlling movement, sensory and emotional disturbances, problems using or understanding language (aphasia), and problems with thinking and memory
80% of premature strokes are preventable with lifestyle changes and healthy habits like taking medications correctly, eating well, and physical activity
Sequoia Senior Solutions recognizes the importance of stroke education and prevention, and the unique challenges of caring for stroke survivors. We have developed a training program, oversight, and specific procedures to help reduce the risk of stroke for our clients and provide excellent care for stroke survivors.
Home Inspection & Needs Assessment
Sequoia Senior Solutions performs a complimentary and personalized needs assessment and home inspection to ensure client safety. During the assessment process, special care is taken to assign a caregiver who has the experience to meet the needs of the client as well as interests and traits that will best match their personality. This allows for greater consistency for the client. During the home inspection, a care manager will identify any issues that could compromise client or caregiver safety as well as make home modification recommendations if appropriate.
Many Sequoia Senior Solutions caregivers are specifically trained and educated on stroke and best practices for caring for stroke survivors:
The different types of stroke and stroke risk factors, causes, symptoms, and prevention
The challenges of caring for stroke survivors and the different types of potential disabilities that result, such as immobility and communication issues
Anatomy, proper body mechanics, and the 9 steps for safe transfers – including the use of transfer equipment
What assistive devices can aid in stroke care and how to teach clients to adapt and use them for better quality of life
Supervision & Monitoring of Progress
A Sequoia Senior Solutions care manager will perform periodic visits to ensure that all caregivers follow proper procedures and will monitor progress and update the care plan as the situation evolves.