Shailaja, an 86-year old lady, suffered a severe stroke in October 2018. She was immediately rushed to the hospital by her family. A known patient of diabetes and hypertension, Shailaja was admitted to the hospital and put under the specialist care.
After the initial treatment, Shailaja was moved back to her home. However, the stroke had affected her ability to move around and she was bed ridden. She was fitted with Ryle’s Tube feeding and urinary catheter. Although at home, Shailaja needed regular medical supervision. Her family was going to be the primary caregiver. But they needed assistance from certified medical professionals to guide their efforts.
Ubiqare created supportive care ecosystem to help Shailaja and her family.
Our home care for stroke patient service included a Care Doctor who interacted with Shailaja’s primary specialist to get detailed understanding of her condition. The primary specialist further developed a home care regimen for Shailaja and handed it to the Care Doctor.
The Care Doctor started making regular visits at home as part of medical supervision and updated the primary specialist about his findings. The Primary specialist also used audio video features of our system to engage with Shailaja and the Care Doctor directly from his hospital and discuss the progress made.
Ubiqare also assigned a qualified nurse to help Shailaja’s family care for her at home. Since, Shailaja had lost great deal of mobility; she was put on specific diet. A lot of her daily needs were to be meant in bed. She also needed to be moved around the house in a wheel chair. The nurse helped the care giving family with all of these. After a month of care Ryle’s Tube feeding was stopped and she was taking food orally. Catheter care was given on regular basis.
The Care Doctor also coordinated with a physiotherapist who visited Shailaja at home for regular sessions. The physiotherapist worked with Shailaja and her nurse to help her regain her ability to have some basic moments on her right side of the body.
Ubiqare’s home care for stroke patient service aided Shailaja in her recovery.
Despite her age, Shailaja recovered a great deal. With the support of Care Doctor and his coordinated efforts with the Primary specialist, Shailaja was able to regain strength and near normalcy in her life. The physiotherapy sessions helped her to regain basic mobility with support. The presence of the nurse ensured that she received proper care and medical intervention during her treatment phase.
The Care Doctor also engaged with Shailaja’s family to help them understand the treatment and the expected outcomes from it. He gave them the much-needed clarity on expected recovery and the changes in life that Shailaja would have to make.