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Stroke Care

After a life-changing event we often think of our lives differently. The path you were traveling along has suddenly been altered. When you have had a stroke, you are at greater risk for having another stroke or even a heart attack. With that in mind you'll want to do everything you can to help keep another stroke or heart attack from being a part of your future.

If you or a loved one has had a stroke, coming home from the hospital can be overwhelming. You may be worried about how you’ll manage with the limitations you’re experiencing. Depending on the part of the brain that was affected, your speech, movement, and memory may be impaired. Givecare can help you monitor your condition at home and better understand the recovery process after a stroke.

While you can’t change a family or personal history of stroke, you can control many risk factors such as smoking, being inactive or overweight, consuming a high-sodium (high-salt) diet or too much alcohol; you can also improve other risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.

Our staff can help you follow your doctor’s recommendations and enhance recovery from stroke at home. Our services include:

  • Helping you to take medications properly and monitoring their effects
  • Helping you to make necessary modifications to your diet to control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight
  • Making your home safer based on your specific limitations to prevent complications, such as falls, and recommending necessary resources, including things for your home that can make it safer and easier to get around
  • Providing speech therapy to improve the ability to speak and swallow, as well as aid with memory and comprehension
  • Helping you with exercises and activities to maximize recovery at home
  • Helping you recognize the signs and symptoms that should prompt you to seek emergency care

Additional resources can be found at:

American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association)
1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)
www.strokeassociation.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 1-770-488-2424
www.cdc.gov/stroke/

National Aphasia Association
1-800-922-4622
www.aphasia.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a part of the National Institutes of Health)
1-800-352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke.htm

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org

American Dietetic Association
1-800-877-1600
www.eatright.org

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