Reports have shown that stroke is considered as the third leading cause of disability and death in the US. As of now there are an estimated 4 million Americans suffering from stroke effects. Therefore there are millions of family members such as husbands, wives and children whose lives are affected due to caring for their loved ones.
The National Stroke Association reports that 10% of stroke patients are able to recover completely, while 25% does recover but have to sustain minor impairments. 40% have moderate to severe impairments that requires them to get specialized home health care. 10% of the stroke patients need a nursing home or long term facility while 15% dies after the attack. Unfortunately, 14% experiences another stroke within the first year of the attack.
Successful rehabilitation for stroke patients is very possible and will depend on the following factors:
- The extent of damage the stroke did to the brain
- The rehabilitation or home health care team’s expertise
- How cooperative the stroke patient’s family and friends are. Family and friends that show sufficient care are considered one of the most important factors when it comes to stroke rehabilitation.
- The time the rehabilitation started. The earlier the patient underwent rehabilitation, the bigger the chance he or she will regain his or her lost abilities and skills.
Ultimately, the goal of any good rehabilitation is to empower a stroke survivor to gain independence and be productive once again. Stroke survivors have different complex rehabilitation needs. Rehabilitation progress and stroke recovery is different for each person therefore their program must be tailor made to fit their individual needs.
If you or your loved one is looking for homehealth care service, look no further and check ContinuCare Home Health Inc. in San Antonio Texas. We are a Medicare/Medicaid certified Home Health Company who provides skilled nursing services and primary home care services to those needing assistance at home. We are an approved Home Health Agency by all hospital systems in San Antonio and have within our staff licensed registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, home health aides, physical therapist, occupational therapists and medical social workers who are tenured and willing to assist you or a loved one in overcoming stroke.