20 May 2014

What is a Stroke?

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A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. This can cause a decrease in oxygen and result in the destruction of brain cells.  Physical, emotional, and mental functions are severely affected in a stroke incident.

Every patient will experience different symptoms depending on the type and location of brain injury. Private caregivers who understand the effects of strokes are able to provide high quality care to patients, and peace of mind for family members.

During a stroke, if the brain is without oxygen for too long, the risk of brain damage increases. Because the brain is the center for all bodily functions, a stroke can have a variety of effects on individuals.

Effects of a Stroke

Stroke patients can have visual disturbances and loss of vision. Their sleep patterns can be disrupted, causing further discomfort during post-stroke treatment. Muscles can be paralyzed and effect a variety of body systems.

Cognitive and emotional effects can take their toll on patients and their families. Depression and memory loss are common results of strokes. Patients often struggle with an inability to communicate or understand others.

For stroke patients, having a treatment program in the home gives them familiar surroundings that can help speed the healing process. They have more comfort as they learn skills and address the physical limitations that are now present.

Along with physical exercises used to restore function, basic skills must be maintained and learned to return a sense of independence in stroke patients. Our approach to care is tailored to meet the needs of the patient.

By being flexible in our stroke care, we can reduce the anxiety that comes with major changes in daily lifestyle routines. This is coupled with the emotional support to help motivate patients on their path to recovery from a stroke.

A stroke can leave patients severely affected for the rest of their lives. This can cause a great deal of frustration and challenges to family members who must face unexpected changes in their loved ones. Our approach to stroke care helps patients restore the independence they need to enter their lives again.

C-Care staff workers are committed to providing the highest level of care to those who have suffered a stroke. We understand the effects and how to assist every individual through a comprehensive approach to help them and their loved ones.

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