Stroke is the leading cause of disability and death in the United States; every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. At Nest & Care, we continue to recognize and raise awareness this Stroke Awareness Month.
It is essential to learn about the signs and symptoms of a stroke and how to respond quickly to seek medical attention. By spotting a stroke and taking action, we can help save lives and prevent long-term disability.
One way to remember the signs of stroke is to use the acronym F.A.S.T., which stands for:
- Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or feel numb? Ask the person to smile and see if it’s uneven.
- Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms and see if one arm drifts downward.
- Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence and see if they can do so correctly.
- Time to Call 911: If someone is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke, and prompt medical attention can help minimize the damage caused by a stroke.
But what happens after a stroke? Many seniors require ongoing care and rehabilitation to regain their independence and quality of life. That’s where Silver Spring Home Health Care Services from Nest & Care can help.
Our team of experienced caregivers can provide personalized care to seniors who have suffered a stroke. We work closely with clients and their families to create a customized care plan that meets their unique needs and preferences.
We understand that each stroke survivor’s needs are different, and we tailor our services to meet their unique circumstances. Our compassionate caregivers are trained to provide the highest level of care and support to ensure that our clients can recover in the comfort of their own homes. Recovering from a stroke can be challenging, and our caregivers are here to provide companionship, encouragement, and a listening ear.
In conclusion, spotting a stroke and taking action is crucial to saving lives and preventing long-term disability. But after a stroke, seniors may require ongoing care and support to regain their independence and quality of life. Silver Spring Home Health Care Services from Nest & Care can provide the personalized care and rehabilitation services that seniors need to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
You can learn more about how we help you by checking out our Stroke Care Program.