Cleaning & Housekeeping

Help to make sure that your loved one takes all prescribed medicines and follows suggestions from the hospital medical team about diet, exercise, rest, and other health practices. Encourage and help patient to practice skills learned in rehabilitation. Help your loved one with activities performed before the stroke. These could include using tools, buttoning a shirt, household tasks, and leisure or social activities. Help with personal care, if the person cannot manage alone. Help with communication, if the patient has speech problems. Include the stroke survivor in conversations even when the person cannot actively participate.
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