Stroke Care in Solihull
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. The consequences of this can vary depending on the type and severity of the bleed. All strokes are different and for some the effects may be minor and not long lasting, but others may be left with more serious problems that may make them dependent on others. The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST: Face, Arms, Speech, Time.
Face: Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms: Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech: Is their speech slurred?
Time: Time to call 999 for emergency help if you see any single one of these signs.
Our Care Assistants are all trained to care for stroke survivors and many have undertaken the QCF in stroke and acquired brain injury. Our care assistants offer practical and emotional support to survivors and their families and are able to liaise with the Stroke Association to ensure you are receiving the best possible care and support from the wider community.
Each care plan is individually tailor-made to ensure that it is personalised and specific to your needs. It is reviewed and updated regularly to account for any changes that may need to take place and can coincide with your review from your stroke team to ensure continuity of care.
A stroke changes lives, but Bright Dawn Home Care are here to help you continue to be the person you have always been. We see the person within.
Working alongside prestigious and dedicated voluntary Dementia organisations, to improve our own knowledge of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Make May Purple for Stroke, is the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May. Friends, families and communities are invited to show their support for people who have been affected by stroke. Across the UK more than a million people are rebuilding their lives after stroke, and the number of people affected by stroke is set to rise.
Bright Dawn Home Care support Stroke awareness and together as a company all wore purple on the 30th May to support all those in the community suffering as a result of Stroke.Bright Dawn Home Care are working towards their Bronze award for Stroke Association, by ensuring that all their care assistants are trained to provide best quality after Stroke care.