Caring for stroke survivors at home can be overwhelming for anyone. Getting outside help from home care agencies can make a difference in your ability to balance your life with your loved one’s needs.
Ask the following questions to find a trustworthy company with qualified, reliable caregivers who are also compassionate and dedicated.
Does the provider send a Registered Nurse (RN) to meet the family and develop a plan of care for the caregivers to follow?
As part of the admission process, an RN Clinical Manager should meet you and your family at the home, assess the family dynamics, perform a head-to-toe physical assessment, provide a home safety inspection and develop a customized care plan for the caregivers to follow. An RN should be available to you 24/7 to provide support.
Are caregivers supervised and evaluated by a Registered Nurse?
On a regular basis an RN should:
- Perform assessments of the patient and make any changes to the care plan
- Ensure that the family is satisfied with the caregiver and the services the agency is providing
- Assure the family that they are there as a resource for all parties