Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) May 31, 2012 - Current reports from the National Stroke Foundation cite strokes as the leading cause of adult disability. With 795,000 projected incidents of strokes in the next year, many people are looking for ways to prevent and recognize strokes and as well as the right kind of care should a stroke happen to them. SYNERGY HomeCare’s services are a popular solution among people who have experienced a stroke.
Yet most people cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors and most of those strokes are preventable--some studies indicate that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. The National Stroke Association offers a Stroke Awareness Resource Center with free downloadable stroke education information, graphics and ways to get involved in raising awareness.
Use FAST to remember the warning signs of stroke:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For many people who have experienced a stroke, high-quality home care during rehabilitation can aid in their recovery. Since strokes often reduce motor function and mobility, having help around the house with daily living activities is beneficial to stroke patients and their families. Trained caregivers can assist by helping clients get in and out of bed, provide personal care services such as grooming and bathing as they regain their strength as well as perform necessary household tasks such as meal preparation, changing linens and housekeeping.
Strokes can also take an emotional toll with depression and anxiety being among the most common issues. An encouraging companion can positively stimulate emotions through social interaction and structured care plans, which give stroke patients a sense of purpose and direction.
“A sudden and traumatic experience like a stroke can send shockwaves through the entire family. Most often, the stroke patient and their immediate family face a long road to recovery,” says SYNERGY HomeCare Vice President Dallas Bennewitz. “SYNERGY HomeCare recognizes assistance with daily tasks, scheduling therapists, coordinating transportation and providing assistance with bathing, dressing and personal care all go a long way towards helping people with their recovery. With our skilled caregivers in their home, people can physically and emotionally cope with the effects of a stroke and concentrate fully on their recovery.”
SYNERGY HomeCare, a national franchise of home care, was founded in 2000 in Gilbert, Ariz. Synergy HomeCare now has more than 135 franchises in 38 states. For additional information, please visit http://www.synergyhomecare.com.
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. It is the only national organization in the U.S. that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke. Visit http://www.stroke.org for more information.
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