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Learn more about stroke and the recovery process. Homage Care Pros can help your loved one recover motor and speech functions while minimising the risk of secondary stroke.Get Care Now
An Introduction to Stroke
A stroke occurs when blood supply to parts of our brain is reduced or interrupted. This deprives our brain tissue of the nutrients and oxygen necessary for its survival. Within minutes, the cells start to die, impeding our brain functions.
To minimise the impact of stroke, being able to spot the early signs of stroke and getting prompt treatment is crucial.
In Malaysia, stroke is one of the top ten causes of hospitalisation
For this reason, stroke is a leading cause of disability among adults. This results in stronger demand for support from families and healthcare.
Caring for a loved one recovering from a stroke
Strokes often strike suddenly and without warning, and the impact on each individual varies depending on the part of the brain affected by the interrupted blood supply and the extent of damage to the brain.
The road to recovery can be tough mentally and physically, especially after losing the ability to speak, eat and/or move about. Having the support of a loved one can be especially important during this time. Learn more about how you can help your loved one recover better from a stroke as a caregiver here.
Embark on your road to recovery with Homage
We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved one with stroke. Our Care Professionals are experienced with caring for individuals with stroke and undergo training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one. We understand that for different individuals, different forms of care support may be required. Here are some of the ways our Care Pros can help.
FREE Caregiver's Guide To Stroke Care in Malaysia
The stroke recovery process can be a bumpy journey for both the survivor and his or her loved one. Understanding the basics of stroke care is vital to avoid potential complications when it strikes. Whether you are caring for someone after a stroke or are here for self-learning, this e-guide is for you.
Learn all you need to do with this caregiver’s guide to stroke care, including:
- What is a stroke?
- Preparing for a stroke emergency
- Treatment for stroke patients in Malaysia
- Changes to expect after a stroke
- Caring for a loved one who had a stroke
- How Homage can help
- Other resources from the community
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions through prescribed treatment plans.
Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.
Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.
Focus on recovery and leave the complex nursing care in the hands of our experienced nurse Care Pros
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Top questions about Stroke Care
Does stroke shorten life expectancy?
Studies have shown that even minor strokes may reduce our life expectancy.
How do you care for a stroke patient?
There are many ways we can support a loved one recovering from a stroke. From educating ourselves and managing finances, to making home modifications and supporting with daily activities, being a family caregiver to someone recovering from stroke is no mean feat.
Sometimes, seeking professional care support can be beneficial, not only for the caregiver but also for the care recipient to receive quality care.
Can a stroke patient make a full recovery?
Post-stroke recovery differs for everyone. While some may be able to recover fully, others may have long-term or lifelong disabilities. Recovery time may also vary from weeks, months to even years.
What does stroke rehabilitation involve?
Stroke rehabilitation aims to help us relearn skills that may have been lost. Depending on the type of stroke and the extent of damange to our brain, different forms of therapy may be required.
For those with mobility issues, physiotherapy may be required. If speech, language or swallowing abilities are affected, speech therapy can help. For those who need to re-learn how to perform everyday activities, an occupational therapist can help.
How can Homage support with stroke care?
In-home stroke care support allows individuals recovering from stroke to receive holistic care in the comfort of home.
Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:
- Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
- Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
- Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
- Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
- Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
- Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
- Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
- Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
- Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
- Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
- Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy
What stroke care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.
How fast can I receive care support for stroke?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for cancer care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 5 working days.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving.
For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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I want to thank Homage for their excellent service especially Ms. Ginger for her brilliant communication and customer service and for making the necessary arrangements. She does a good follow-up before and after the physio, also accurate feed-back. We appreciate Ms. Shu for her excellent physio service which made my mother gain confidence that she can walk again. Ms. Shu is very patient, hard-working, and committed to seeing my mum will be completely restored and healed. Thank you.