Stroke is a major health concern worldwide, causing death and disability. Presently, the burden of stroke in India is higher in comparison to other developing countries. Reports on NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) state that approximately 1.8 million people suffer from stroke yearly in our country.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), a stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
The Aftermath of Stroke
After a stroke, the patient can have difficulties with their memory, attention, understanding, and decision-making.
Every day becomes a struggle for them, as they have to re-learn everything. Therefore, each and every day is important for a stroke survivor. During this difficult journey, they may require services from several professionals such as a physiotherapist, speech therapist and nurses, to get back to their lives easier and faster.
Why Is Nursing Care Crucial For A Stroke Survivor?
Patient care doesn’t end after he/she gets discharged from the hospital, in fact, the most vital part starts after discharging. Having experienced such a critical illness, nursing care becomes all the more important after a hospital stay.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing nursing care for your loved ones:
- Reduces hospital readmission – The chances of infection are quite high after a hospital stay, but with nursing care after hospital discharge and continuous follow-up care, you can reduce readmission.
- Provides support to the family caregiver – Family caregivers play the most important role towards the road to recovery. But, being constantly there for the patient can take a heavy toll on the caregiver’s health, and can isolate them from the outer world. Nursing care, in such a scenario gives a helping hand to the families, and reduces the burden from their shoulders.
- Assistance in day-to-day activities – During this difficult time, nursing attendants can help the stroke survivors with their everyday activities. These may include bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and other personal tasks, that they might feel difficult to do. Nurses help them overcome their physical limitation by preserving their dignity, making their recovery faster and easier.
At HCAH, we provide comprehensive and holistic stroke care solutions to ensure the effective rehabilitation of a patient! We have three specialized packages, namely, Stroke Step Down Plan, Stroke Recovery Plan and Stroke Assistance Plan. Depending on the package, our experienced & skilled physiotherapists, speech therapists, nurses and nursing attendants work with the patient to help them heal faster.
For more details, you may visit our page here.
Stroke may tend to make patients recoil. But with their family’s support and proper care, they can be on their journey towards better health, faster!
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