2. Home Health Aides - Home health
aides assist with bathing, personal hygiene, transfers and some
3. Physical Therapists - Physical therapists work
on large muscle groups to strengthen them by performing exercises
and developing a Home Exercise Program. This will help the patient
to be safe when ambulating and transferring and to increase muscle
4. Occupational Therapists - This
type of therapy works on the smaller muscle groups to strengthen
the patient's fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are used in
dressing, bathing, combing hair and brushing teeth.
5. Speech Therapists - Speech therapists
will not only help with speech but also with swallowing and cognition,
which is sometimes impaired after a stroke.
6. Social Workers - Social workers assist with
filling out Advance Directives, referrals to community resources,
placement to alternate facilites, transportation and Meals on
Wheels. They also help pull family resources together to ensure the patient's
7. Dietician - When you have malnutrition, dehydration or chronic wound or
when you are on a specific diet, a dietician will consult with the patient or the nurse
to meet the patient's dietary needs.
8. Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapist assist
with O2 , traches, and/or ventilators.