Caregivers in Mesa AZ: Signs and Symptoms of Stroke That Every Caregiver Should Know


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Signs and Symptoms of Stroke That Every Caregiver Should Know

When it comes to being an effective caregiver for your elderly parent, awareness is one of your most important tools. This awareness allows you to understand the risks that your parent faces and to prepare yourself to recognize when they might have developed a serious health issue, such as a stroke.

A stroke can happen in a matter of seconds with little to no warning. Without proper response, the results can be catastrophic. It is critical that you know the potential signs and symptoms of a stroke so that you can act quickly and get your parent the urgent care that they need should they suffer this type of medical emergency.

Signs and symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or loss of feeling in the leg, arm, or face, particularly when it is isolated to one side of the body
  • Sudden loss of understanding or awareness, confusion, or disorientation
  • Sudden difficulty seeing, which can occur in either one or both eyes
  • Sudden loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden difficulty walking or moving
  • Sudden severe headache that is not related to another condition or factor
  • Drooping of the face

If your parent experiences any of these symptoms, note the time and circumstances and immediately call for emergency medical help. Tell them that your parent is elderly and the symptoms that they are experiencing. Being able to tell them when the symptoms started, what your parent was doing, and how the symptoms are progressing can help them to formulate their approach to care even as they are on their way to your parent.

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult can be extremely challenging, particularly if you are a member of the sandwich generation caring for both your aging parent and your children, or if you live at a distance from your parent and you are not able to be with them as often as you would like. Fortunately, if you are having difficulty managing your parent's needs and challenges, or simply feel that they would benefit from additional care and support, home care can help. An in-home care provider can give your parent a personalized approach to care that ensures that their needs, limitations, and challenges are met in a way that is right for them, while also supporting their pursuit of a lifestyle that is active, engaged, and fulfilling. This can ease your stress and give you peace of mind, allowing you to focus your energy and attention in the most effective ways while also managing the other aspects of your life in the bets
way possible.

If you or an aging loved one is considering caregivers in Mesa, AZ, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare today: 480-377-6770.

Mike Endredy, Owner
Mike has been involved with home care for the last 11 years as the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of the East Valley (Phoenix AZ). 
Mike was brought to the home care industry like many folks through a need to care for my father near the end of his life. 
"Although my mother was the primary caregiver there was not a service to use that can offer relief for my mother and from 2,000 miles away I was not able to provide the care personally he needed.  It was however, a few years after my father's passing that I personally decided to change careers, leaving a career in engineering.  I have never looked back.  Making a difference in people's lives changes you more profoundly than anything and I love that experience.  In the eleven years of making a difference my exceptional team of caregivers and staff have made a difference through providing over 2 million hours worth of care.  This journey is just beginning.  Making a difference in somebody's life or a family members life is why I do what I do.  The hurdles, the heartbreak and the pain that comes makes me stronger and more determined to help another. " - Mike Endredy


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