It is crucially important to get adequate in-home stroke care for patients as much for immediate care as preventative care. Almost 30 percent of all senior stroke victims experience another stroke within a span of five years alone. The risk of another stroke goes up with older age, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, having had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), heart disease, cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, and drug abuse. While some risk factors for stroke (such as age) cannot be changed, the risk factors for the others can be reduced through use of medicines or changes in lifestyle. Moreover with quality in-home caregiver services, your loved ones get the attention required to minimize the likelihood of a recurrence. Our senior helpers are trained to recognized the warning signs of a TIA (such as weakness on one side of the body and slurred speech) and to seek immediate medical attention.