Stroke 2017-10-03T14:38:52+00:00

Stroke

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability. Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

Recognizing Symptoms

Few Americans know the symptoms of stroke. Learning them – and acting fast when they occur – could save your life or the life of a loved one. Common stroke symptoms occur suddenly and include:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, espe- cially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

This Simple Test Will Help You Detect Stroke Symptoms and Act F.A.S.T.:

  • F = Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A = Arm. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S = Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
  • T = Time. If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 or get to the nearest stroke center or hospital

Reducing Stroke Risk

Everyone has some stroke risk. Be on the lookout for the following stroke risk factors:

  • High cholesterol blood levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease
  • Having suffered a previous stoke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini stroke
  • Age (over the age of 55)
  • Gender (men are more at risk)
  • Diabetes and certain other illnesses (sickle cell disease and severe anemia raises risk)
  • Family history of stroke

How Our Home Care Team Can Help

We provide seniors a range of personal care services to promote health and independence, and to make it possible for the elderly to age where they want to age – at home.

Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including weekends and holidays. With our personalized care plans, our clients choose the amount of them and type of care they prefer.

Private Duty Services

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise overall care on a regular basis
  • Provide assistance with activities of daily living
  • Assist with personal care
  • Assist with exercise and mobility
  • Medication reminders
  • Record keeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Escort to appointments
  • Companionship / Conversation
  • Respite care
  • Assistance for those with confusion, disorientation or mental health issues
  • Light housekeeping
  • And many more!

Care Management

Our care management solutions include but are not limited to:

  • Initial assessment and routine evaluation to develop Plan of Care
  • Coordination, communication and collaboration with care team and family
  • Provide education about treatment options and serve as a resource to client and family
  • And many more!
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