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National Stroke Awareness Month: The Role of Home Health Care

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a crucial time to educate ourselves about the signs, prevention, and recovery from strokes. Strokes are a leading cause of long-term disability, but with timely intervention and proper care, many stroke survivors can regain their independence and quality of life. Home health care plays a pivotal role in this journey, providing personalized, compassionate care right in the comfort of one’s home. At Ascension at Home together with Compassus, we understand the complexities of stroke recovery and are committed to providing quality care and education to help our patients live their best lives. Our team of skilled professionals is trained in stroke rehabilitation and is dedicated to supporting you or your loved one every step of the way. 

What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?  

A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted. Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke, as rapid medical intervention can help minimize brain damage and support improved outcomes.  

Remembering the acronym FAST may help to quickly recognize the signs: 

Face drooping 

Arm weakness 

Speech difficulty 

Time to call 911 

What is the Role of Home Health in Stroke Recovery 

After a stroke, rehabilitation and ongoing care are essential for recovery. Ascension at Home together with Compassus offers personalized services that cater to the unique needs of stroke survivors, helping them to regain their strength, mobility, and independence. 

Personalized Care Plans 

Our home health team works closely with stroke survivors, their families, and doctors to create customized care plans to help address specific challenges and goals. From physical therapy to speech therapy and assistance with daily activities, our services are tailored to support recovery and help improve quality of life. 

Emotional Support 

Stroke recovery is not just physical; it’s emotional and psychological as well. Our home health team is here to offer compassionate support and help you or a loved one cope with the emotional challenges and adjustments that come with recovery. 

Take Action Today 

This National Stroke Awareness Month, take a proactive step towards better health and well-being. Learn more about stroke prevention, the signs, and don’t hesitate to seek help when needed. Remember, time is crucial when it comes to stroke care – think FAST.  

Whether you or a loved one is recovering from a stroke or looking for preventive care solutions, Ascension at Home together with Compassus is here to help.  Learn more about our services and how we can support your journey towards recovery and independence by visiting our home health page here. 

 We’re here for you, every step of the way.