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 a 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 (especially on one side of the body)
  • Confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty with understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Issues with walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or loss of 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
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease
  • A previous stoke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a miniature stroke
  • Age (over the age of 55)
  • Gender (men are more at risk)
  • Diabetes and certain other illnesses (sickle cell disease and severe anemia raise risk)
  • Family history of stroke

How Our Home Care Team Can Help

We provide seniors with a range of personal care services to promote health and independence, making 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 and type of care they prefer.

Private Duty Services

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising overall care on a regular basis
  • Providing assistance with activities of daily living
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Assisting with exercise and mobility
  • Reminding clients to take medications
  • Keeping records
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing laundry
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Running errands
  • Escorting clients to appointments
  • Providing companionship and conversation
  • Providing respite care
  • Assisting clients 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 a Plan of Care
  • Coordination, communication, and collaboration with the care team and the family
  • Providing education about treatment options and serving as a resource to clients and their families
  • And many more!
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