What is Stroke?
Stroke occurs when blood flow is cut off from a certain point in the brain. It is also called as brain attack which is identified with weakness or numbness of one side of the body from face, arm or leg, loss of speech or severe headache without a reason or walking abnormalities. The condition is more prevalent in elders who are above the age of 60. The stroke patients once treated and are back home, are required to be taken care of with much love, affection and patience. The next segment talks about how stroke care can be given at home.
Stroke Care at Home:
Few things to be kept in mind while taking care of stroke patients at home are given below-
- Most people who have had a strokeare prescribed medication depending upon the kind of stroke he or she has gone through. Each of these come with their own side effects and these are required to be monitored closely. To aid this, log can be created to track the changes in the behavior or symptoms of the same and consulted with the physician.
- Additional supplements to regain health is a normal practice but in case of stroke patients it might create issues, so consulting a physician before taking any of such supplements is advisable.
- Recovery can happen quickly or over time as brain is capable of doing miracles of healing even after a decade of stroke. So be patient with your patient.
- Home should be modified in a way where moving from one place to another is easy without a fear of falling. In the bathrooms attach grab rails and place slip resistant mats wherever needed. Consider seeking assistance from a physiotherapist if your loved one has mobility issues.
- Handle the psychological outbursts of patients with utmost care and affection with more understanding.
How One Life can help you in this?
At One Life, the long-term goal of rehabilitation is to improve function and quality of life so that the survivor can become as independent as possible. With adequate care, the probability of a repeat incident can be greatly reduced. Our clinical team considers all the physical aspects and is also sensitive to the emotional aspects of the patient’s traumatic experience and factors these in while devising the treatment plan.
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