Stroke

Our Care for Stroke

We consider ourselves your care advocate; when it comes to our clients’ health and wellbeing there is nothing more important.  Our staff is experienced and trained in stroke care and they understand the challenges faced, not only by the person who suffered the stroke but also their family.

At You’re First we develop a personalized plan of care for each client.   Every person is different and their care depends on the type of stroke they had, the effects of that stroke and their current condition and needs.  We reassess and update the plan of care and service plan as the individual’s needs change.  We work closely with our client’s rehabilitation team whether it’s Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Therapists or Physicians.  We understand it takes patience and dedication to regain as much independence as possible.

There is no standard recovery from a Stroke; the affects and how long they last depend on several factors including location and size of brain injury, quality and quantity of care received, the strength of their support circle and his/her determination to recover.

types of strokes

Some common effects of a stroke we watch for, regardless of the type of stroke are:

Emotional and Behavioral Conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory Loss
  • Dementia
  • Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) – crying or laughing at unexpected, sometimes inappropriate times)

Physical Effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Balance Issues
  • Foot Drop
  • Seizures
  • Vision Problems
  • Spasticity – tightening of the muscles in the affected limb(s)
  • Shoulder Pain – on affected/recovering side of the body
  • Central Pain Syndrome – unexplainable pain, temperature sensitivity, sensitivity to light and touch

We work hard to help our client’s live their lives as independently as possible while concentrating on not just their physical needs but also on their social and emotional wellbeing.

signs of strokes