home recovery

Home Recovery

What is home recovery?

Home recovery is an option for care that allows you to safely receive treatment for your medical condition in the comfort of your home, instead of the hospital.

Coming Home orgsanisation has this integrated model that provides continuous care. From the moment you’re discharged from hospital to the moment you realize that you’re ready to function independently. We take the guess-work out of what to do next now that you are at home.

CHO services are initiated through hospitals, hospices, and care homes. They will identify a patient who can benefit from a comprehensive home-based care service. In simple terms CHO takes the stress out of the transition to your home from the moment you are discharged from the hospital. We will work together until you are able to function independently.

According to HEALTHLINE A new study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs.

  • The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower.
  • Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower rate of readmission to the hospital.


Home recovery has proven to help patients recover fast and save money. Generally, CHO’s Home-based personal care workers provide routine personal care and assistance with activities of daily living to persons who are in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury or other physical or mental condition in private homes and other independent residential settings.

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The beginning of the year comes with its own new year fatigue and most of us drown in our thoughts, especially people living with chronic illness. There’s no excuse for negative energy, this is the year to adjust to your current lifestyle, take care of your health, eat healthy and start slaying in whatever you do. Positive vibes only for 2022.

You might be wondering how to stay positive while living with a chronic illness especially in a new year, well this articles will answer some of your questions and gives tips on how to improve. Firstly, having a chronic illness is like having a second full-time job. On top of managing the ins and outs of a rigorous, sometimes burdensome health program, dealing with the symptoms and ramifications of a chronic illness can take a toll on your mental health, too.

According to Dr. Gilliand, some people dealing with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or another kind of chronic illness may also have depression. That’s why it’s more important than ever to focus on getting your mind right, honing in on positivity.

Ways to Stay Positive If You Have a Chronic Illness

  1. Remind yourself you’re not alone

This understanding and awareness can help you feel more in control, less helpless, and abler to take action and get the support you need. Find a support group with people who are going through a similar situation, or turn to people who care about you most, like family and friends.

  1. Get the support you need

It’s imperative that you have a support system as soon as the new year begins and a plan for your mental health, because according to Dr. Gilliland, stress and mental ailments can suppress our immune system.

  1. Manage all the symptoms you can

Don’t let yourself get bogged down by side effects. Whether it’s headaches, an upset stomach, or dry mouth, the more you can manage your symptoms, the more you can focus on feeling good.

  1. Make little goals

“Don’t compare yourself to somebody else, or to people in general — if you’re going to compare, compare yourself with how you were yesterday or one week ago.

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Health tips after stroke

Life after stroke is difficult because there’s a change to your life but having the right support structure can help recovery process much smoother. this article will discuss Health tips after stroke.

At Coming Homme organization, we believe that stroke recovery tips should address both your physical health and your lifestyle, as both impact recovery.

Some of the Health tips after stroke includes:

Physical Healing Stroke Recovery Tips

  • Understand How the Brain Heals

Did you know that the brain is capable of healing itself after an injury like a stroke? It revolves around the phenomenon of neuroplasticity: the mechanism that your brain uses to rewire itself and create new neural pathways.

  • Focus on Good Nutrition

As your brain and body recover from the secondary effects of a stroke, you can boost recovery by focusing on proper nutrition. Some of the best foods for stroke recovery are whole foods like vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. It may also help to limit saturated fat and sugar intake.

  • Don’t Get Discouraged If Progress Slows

You can’t mention Health tips after stroke without taking about the stroke recovery. At this point, recovery tends to slow down — but it will not stop as long as you don’t stop participating in rehabilitation.

Studies have shown that some stroke survivors are at the same level of improvement 5 years post-stroke as they were 2 months post-stroke. One possible reason for this long-term plateau could be a lack of consistent rehabilitation at home.

The brain needs consistent stimulation in order to rewire itself. To avoid getting stuck in a plateau, it’s imperative to find an appropriate home therapy regimen and stick with it.

Occupational therapist

First it always important to understand what is Occupational therapist and what they do, basically they help patients improve their sensory and motor abilities during the post-stroke recovery period so patients can relearn valuable skills, including grooming, using a computer, and cooking. With these skills, stroke survivors can return to normal life.

Coming Homme organization works with qualified Occupational therapist to help patient recover fast. Many stroke survivors struggle to live regular lives because skills and movements that used to be simple are now challenging. Therapists help patients master daily tasks like dressing, bathing, writing, driving, and cooking. After regaining more functions, they can return to work. Thanks to occupational therapy, many patients can also continue a favorite hobby such as painting or playing a musical instrument. With time, dedication, and support, patients can recover, become more independent, and reclaim their lives.

According to SAEBO here’s what to expect when you need occupational therapy:

Most stroke patients need occupational therapy to be able to return to their daily activities. This therapy is important to the rehabilitation and recovery process because your therapist helps you relearn necessary life skills.

How Therapists prepare your home for safety and the best quality of life:

  • Evaluate the safety of your home and make suggestions.
  • Recommend equipment that makes your home more accessible.
  • Look at ways to set up your home so that you can better complete day-to-day chores.
  • Demonstrate and teach you one-handed techniques to do things like getting dressed, opening packages, preparing food, and using your computer.
  • Instruct your family or caregivers on how best to help you regain your independence and participate in the activities you enjoy.


Coming Home organisation(CHO) work trains and assign qualified Caregivers to help patients in anyhow they require medical and recovering assistance.

There are millions of people who serve as caregivers. Some caregivers work for home care agencies and others work independently. No matter what type of caregiver a person may be, there are common and important qualities that most seem to possess, to perform caregiving duties successfully. When you can identify that the person has these common qualities you will know that your loved one is in pretty good hands.

Here are some of the characteristics caregivers must have:

  • Patience

Those who provide home care to others need to be patient. Being patient means that the person understands that there may be changes in plans, things may not go as quickly as planned.

  • Compassion

When someone has compassion for another they have an understanding of what the person is going through.

  • Attentiveness

It is important when providing home care that the caregiver is attentive to the needs and changes that are taking place.

  • Dependability

It is imperative that a caregiver be dependable and show up to provide the care that the person needs and is counting on.

  • Trustworthiness

Caregivers are often in a position that will allow them to have access to the belongings of the person they are caring for.

Some of the roles and responsibilities of good Caregivers includes but not limited to:

  1. Assess medical needs
  2. Prepare care plan
  3. Assist with basic needs
  4. Provide companionship
  5. Assist with transfer and mobility

Follow cho on social media to get the best caregiver to care for your family.

Blood pressure myths

According to North Bay health care About 75 million adults have high blood pressure – that’s about one in every three adults.

Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. In this article we will discuss the Blood pressure myths

Here are few common myths and facts about hypertension:

Myth: Nervousness, sweating and trouble sleeping are some symptoms of high blood pressure and I don’t have those issues.

Fact: High blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms. In fact, nearly one-third of U.S. adults with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. A simple blood pressure measurement can find those affected, yet still undiagnosed.

How Low Can You Go?

Blood pressure myths: Low blood pressure isn’t anything to worry about.

Fact: Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can be a concern if it causes symptoms such as dizziness, fainting or even shock. Dizziness or fainting could lead to a serious fall. Shock, if not treated immediately, could end in death. However, it’s true that low blood pressure is actually normal for some people.

It’s Not a Youth Issue

Blood pressure myths: It’s not important to have your blood pressure checked until you reach age 40.

Fact: it is recommended that screening for high blood pressure start at age 18. However, others might recommend starting even sooner. During adolescence, age, body size and level of sexual development have roles in determining blood pressure.

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Diabetes myths

In collaboration with health hub Coming Home Organization brings you educational Diabetes myths that will help to know more about diabetes and how to take care of yourself.

Some of the Diabetes myths includes:

  • Diabetes is Caused by Eating Too Much Sweet Food

Not necessarily. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is marked by high blood glucose levels, which result from the body’s inability to produce insulin or respond to it efficiently.

Insulin is responsible for reducing blood glucose levels in the body when it is too high. Although eating sweet food may not cause diabetes, a diet high in sugar and fat can lead to obesity, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

  • Diabetes Can Be Cured

Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure. However, the condition can be managed to prevent complications from arising.

  • People with Diabetes Should Avoid Carbohydrates

This can be one of the biggest Diabetes myths. Generally, Carbohydrates may raise blood glucose levels as they are broken down into glucose to provide energy for the body.

However, carbohydrates are present in a variety of food (including fruit and vegetables), which may also be important sources of other nutrients. Hence, it may not be practical to totally avoid carbohydrates. Consult a dietician, who can offer advice on a suitable diet for diabetic patients.

Diabetics Can Eat Snacks or Candies with No Added Sugar or That Are Diabetic-friendly 

Snacks or candies that have no added sugar or that are made for diabetics are preferred alternatives to regular snacks since they may contain less sugar; the sugar in these products may have been replaced by artificial sweeteners.

However, snacks or candies tend to be of low nutritional value and can be high in fat. Hence, it would be a good practice to take a look at the content of the products before consumption and to take them in moderation.

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Stroke myth

According to the Stroke Survivors Foundation Stroke is among the top three causes of death and a leading cause of disability in South Africa.

Coming Home Organisation is on a mission to educate the broader public about stroke and shift the wrong mentality that people have about this disease.

Yet, there are many misconceptions about this serious medical emergency. Let’s separate fact from fiction as we debunk some common stroke myths.

  • MYTH: You are bewitched if you have a stroke!
    • False – Having a stroke is definitely not because you have been bewitched!
  • MYTH: Women are immune to having a stroke
    • False – A stroke does NOT discriminate from age, gender or race.
  • MYTH: Strokes only happen to elderly people.
    • False – The older you get, the risk for stroke increases, there’s also an increasing number of strokes in people between the ages of 18 and 65.  Stroke also occurs with children and unborn fetuses

Stroke myth: Strokes are rare.

    • False – Stroke statistics reveal that strokes are quite common. 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime (WSO, 2019)
  • MYTH: A stroke takes place in the heart.
    • False – A stroke takes place in the brain. If the blood supply to the neurons in the brain is cut off either because of a blood clot or bleeding or a disease of the blood vessels, those neurons die and a stroke occurs.
  • MYTH: Strokes are not preventable.
    • False – A study examined risk factors and found that 90 percent of strokes can be attributed to vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, all of which are preventable.

·         Stroke myth: Strokes cannot be treated.

    • False – The vast majority of strokes are ischemic (clot), and they can be treated. If a person gets to a hospital within 4 hours of the onset, clot-busting medication can be administered.
  • MYTH: The most common sign of a stroke is pain.
    • False – Only about 30 percent of people will have a headache with ischemic stroke, so pain isn’t a reliable symptom.
  • MYTH: Strokes aren’t hereditary.
    • False – Strokes do run in families, the vascular risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, all have a genetic component.

·         Stroke myth: If stroke symptoms pass, you don’t need treatment.

    • False – When someone has temporary symptoms of stroke, called a transient ischemic attack or a mini-stroke (TIA), it’s also a medical emergency! The difference between TIA and stroke is that the blood vessel that was blocked during a TIA opens before it causes permanent damage. A TIA should consider a definite warning sign.
  • MYTH: Smoking doesn’t affect your chances of having a stroke.
    • False – Smoking is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke, especially in younger people, this is true for both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, as well as first-time and recurrent strokes.
  • MYTH: Post-stroke recovery only happens in the first few months.
    • False – While most of the healing takes place in the first few months, recovery can span over several years, and people can benefit from physical therapy and other treatments a few years after a stroke.
    • there is more to stroke and you need to look into the different stroke myths to make sure you are on the right route.

Driving after stroke

The injury to the brain caused by a stroke can lead to widespread and long-lasting problems.

Driving after stroke can be challenge for any recovering patient, Coming Home Organization(cho) work tirelessly to provide services to help you recovery at home safely, easy and fast.

Although some people may recover quickly, many people who have a stroke need long-term support to help them regain as much independence as possible.

This article will answer some of your questions on Driving after stroke:

According to Stroke Association By law, you must not drive for a calendar month after a stroke. Depending on the type of stroke you had, others can’t drive for a minimum of one year after the stroke.

What if my doctor says I should not drive?

If your doctor tells you to stop driving for three months or more, you should contact the DVLA/DVA to tell them about your medical condition. You might need to send back your driving license, but wait until you speak to the DVLA. They will tell you what to do next.

How can a stroke affect my driving?

After a stroke, your ability to drive safely can be affected in various ways. You may have physical or visual problems, or you may have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time or making quick decisions.

Physical effects

Weakness in your arm, leg or both is common after a stroke can affect your abilities of Driving after stroke. You may also experience other physical effects which include pain, changes in sensation, weakness and problems with balance.

Vision problems

A stroke can cause a variety of problems with your sight. These include double or blurred vision, loss of central vision in one or both of your eyes, and visual field loss.

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Diabetic friendly meals

One of the most common questions by patients or families with diabetic people is “What food should diabetic people be eating?” this article will give tips on Diabetic friendly meals.

According Diabetic South Africans Taking care of your diabetes is so important. The right diet can help you live a normal, healthy life.

The following Diabetic friendly meals are created to help people with diabetes make healthier choices, which foods to choose, and how much to eat when you have diabetes. Here’s what to choose for you and your family.

  • Fatty Fish

Salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and mackerel are great sources of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which have major benefits for heart health. Getting enough of these fats on a regular basis is especially important for people with diabetes, who have an increased risk for heart disease and stroke

  • Leafy Greens

Leafy green vegetables are extremely nutritious and low in calories. They’re also very low in digestible carbs, or carbs absorbed by the body, so they won’t significantly affect blood sugar levels.

  • Avocados

Avocados are Diabetic friendly meals have less than 1 gram of sugar, few carbohydrates, a high fiber content, and healthy fats, so you don’t have to worry about them raising your blood sugar levels. Avocado consumption is also associated with improved overall diet quality and significantly lower body weight and body mass index (BMI)

  • Eggs

Eggs provide amazing health benefits. In fact, they’re one of the best foods for keeping you full and satisfied in between meals. Regular egg consumption may also reduce your heart disease risk in several ways.

Figuring out the best foods to eat when you have diabetes can be tough. But following these Diabetic friendly meals can help you control your blood sugar levels.