As mentioned, a speedy and full recovery is possible where cognitive impairment is minimal. A willingness to perform different tasks in new ways can help you live a near normal life after a stroke.
Rehabilitation therapies, like physical therapy, occupational and speech therapies – combined with compassionate care, a ready smile, and family support – is a key aspect of the recovery process. Strokes can often leave you with reduced mobility on one side of your body, but various exercises can help. The aim is to restore mobility and independence to the greatest possible extent to allow a decent quality of life.
Strokes don’t necessarily shorten life, but they can change it and require patience, fortitude, and determination. Life after a stroke can be challenging on the mental health side, with many patients suffering with anxiety and depression. That’s where psychologists and counselling come in. Rehab is an integrative process requiring the skills of a range of different specialists, as well as doctors and nurses.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY is used to helping people who have had a stroke. We offer compassionate care in a friendly and warm setting where every patient is treated as one of the family. Each patient gets maximum support to ensure that life after a stroke is practical, fun, and worth living.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about our care and therapy services. Call us or walk in to see things for yourself. We are here to answer any questions and concerns you may have.