For Pooja, a 32 year old journalist, spending long hours at work is unavoidable, be it working at her desk, or travelling to cover events. A tight schedule gives her little time to spend with her aged parents. So, naturally, when she got a call from her father saying that her mother had a couple of fainting spells and had been unable to move her right arm since an hour, Pooja quickly called the ambulance, and rushed to their side. Her mother was falling in and out of consciousness. It eventually turned out that Pooja’s mother had developed a blood clot in the lower left part of her brain which caused her to suffer a minor stroke.
Three days later, upon being discharged from the hospital, she was still weak and could not walk steadily. Along with facial paralysis as a result of the stroke, she had suffered a major loss in short term memory. Her right arm would ache, the joint muscle being weak and numb. She had balance and memory related issues but mostly lost her temper very quickly, with frequent dips in mood. Upon recommendation from their doctor, a 24 hours at home nursing facility was hired to help with daily assisted living with tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, helping use a walking frame, etc. Additionally, they brought in a physiotherapist to retrain her body using passive limb exercises, bed exercises, breathing and circulation exercises to prevent any respiratory infection from developing. Mobilization-assistance as part of the physiotherapy regimen helped Pooja’s mother to move safely in bed, sit up, stand and walk.
It’s true that family caregivers play a crucial role towards the road to recovery. The downside here is constantly being attentive to the patient can take a heavy toll on the caregiver’s health. This can isolate them from the outer world and also lead to a disguised form of depression. In such a scenario, home based physiotherapy and nursing care, provide a major helping hand to the families, and reduce the burden from their shoulders.
Common neurological conditions such as Stroke, Alzheimer’s, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease often manifest themselves as muscle weakness, poor balance and coordination, uncontrolled muscle spasm and tremors, loss of function and decreased sensation. When diagnosed at an advanced stage, these conditions could require surgery. Since limb function can drop down drastically, physiotherapy post-surgery helps return to normalcy. It is an extremely important component of the recovery process. Not only is it effective for treating pain, but also reduces risk of developing complications post-surgery.
Physiotherapy and nursing services provided by our superbly efficient team of HCAH specialists ensure that you are supervised in the right hands with utmost care, keeping in mind the delicate condition of your neurological ailment.
To avail Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation Services at the comfort of your home, contact us at 1800-102-4224.