After a life-changing event we often think of our lives differently. The path you or a loved one were traveling along has suddenly been altered. When you or a family member have a stroke, there is 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 you or your loved one’s future.
If you or a loved one has had a stroke, coming home from the hospital can be overwhelming. You may have concerns over limitations caused by a stroke. Depending on the part of the brain that was affected, speech, movement, and memory may be impaired. Girling Health Care of New York can help monitor you or your family members condition at home or help you to better understand the recovery process after a stroke.
While you can’t change a family or personal history of stroke, many risk factors can be controlled. These include:
- A high-sodium (high-salt) diet
- Too much alcohol
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Girling Health Care of New York can help you follow your doctor’s recommendations and enhance recovery from stroke at home. Our services include:
- Teaching our patients to take medications properly and monitoring their effects.
- Informing our patients on how to make the necessary modifications to diet to control blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.
- Assessing the home for safety concerns to help mitigate falls and make it easier to get around.
- Providing speech therapy to improve the ability to speak and swallow.
- Offering highly skilled physical therapy to improve mobility.
- Providing Occupational therapy to increase fine motor skills.
- Help with exercises and activities to maximize recovery at home.
- Helping you or your loved one recognize the signs and symptoms that should prompt you to seek emergency care.
If you or a loved one have been debilitated due to a stroke, please reach out to a Girling Health Care representative. Just call, fill out the form, chat or click on this link for our patient referral form.
Additional resources can be found at:
American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 1-770-488-2424
National Aphasia Association
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a part of the National Institutes of Health)
National Stroke Association
American Dietetic Association