Approximately 50 million people in the United States suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension. Shockingly, nearly 30 percent do not know their blood pressure is higher than normal levels. Hypertension puts people at risk of heart disease, stroke, aneurysm, kidney failure, and more. Hypertension can worsen one’s quality of life, making it difficult to complete the daily tasks necessary to care for themselves and their homes.
Hypertension can cause a stroke by producing blood clots or causing the brain’s blood vessels to narrow, leak or burst. Blood flow is restricted so oxygen and nutrients are kept from the brain, resulting in a stroke. A stroke can affect the body in many ways, causing mobility and balance problems, fatigue, communication issues and memory loss, difficulty swallowing, continence issues, and other problems. Following a stroke, patients may require part-time or full-time care if they will be returning home to ensure their health and safety, as well as to promote recovery.
Stroke and Hypertension Home Care
The caregiving staff of Independent Life Home Care is skilled in assisting clients who have hypertension or who have suffered a stroke with their daily needs. Home health services include:
• Mobility assistance and fall prevention
• Continence and bathing assistance
• Light housekeeping and laundry service
• Meal planning and preparation
• Facilitating in-home exercise routines
• Transportation to and from appointments
• Running errands, such as grocery shopping
• Cognitive stimulation
• Assistance eating
• Respite care for family caregivers
Recovery from a stroke can be aided by the comfortable environment of home, and we aim to make every client as comfortable as possible by providing flexible, customized care planning provided by caregivers who serve as a positive force in the lives of our clients. Our part-time home care or 24-hour home care services are available throughout the Las Vegas area and can be scheduled promptly when the need arises.