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STROKE

A stroke can have effects ranging from a loss of verbal skills and physical movements, to weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, to emotional stress from limited mobility. Helping your loved one shower and take care of daily activities, while looking out for signs of a secondary stroke, are just some of the ways we can help you manage your life at home.

At Partners in Care, we can create a Plan of Care tailored to your loved one's specific needs. A specially trained home health aide or skilled nurse, depending upon the type of care you need or desire, can help manage the condition, coordinating with your loved one's physical therapist and medical team.

 

A typical plan may include:

  • Assisting with walking and transferring (i.e., moving from bed to chair, chair to toilet).
  • Helping with oral hygiene, bathing and/or meal preparation.
  • Forming strategies for verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Maintaining a customized exercise program, designed either by a Partners in Care physical therapist or another physical therapist you may choose to work with, to tackle any one-sided weakness and help regain flexibility in rigid muscle groups.
  • Teaching you and your loved one to become aware of symptoms that need immediate medical attention, such as blurred vision, inability to move a limb or difficulty speaking.

STROKE RESOURCES

  • THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DIVISION FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION

    1-770-488-2424

    www.cdc.gov/stroke
  • NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION

    www.stroke.org
  • NATIONAL APHASIA ASSOCIATION

    1-800-922-4622

    www.aphasia.org