Live Free Home Health Care understands the importance of Stroke Education. We encourage the general public to become more aware about stroke risk factors, methods for prevention, and symptom recognition. Live Free Home Health Care knows that acting F.A.S.T is the key to reducing the side effects of a stroke.
As part of a national public education movement, Live Free Home Health Care encourages F.A.S.T thinking when you are unsure if a loved one has experienced a stroke:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of his face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Can he repeat the sentence correctly? Are his words slurred?
If any of these answers are YES then…
Time is of the essence! Call 911 right away or get to a hospital as fast as possible!
Symptoms of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, an arm, or a leg – especially on one side of the body.
- Confusion or trouble speaking and understanding.
- Trouble seeing from one or both eyes.
- Trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Quick assessments are key when faced with a stroke. Despite a loss of certain abilities, those living with a stroke may still remain comfortable within their own home with the proper care and assistance. We urge the public to become educated about strokes and offer ourselves as a helpful resource for all who wish to learn more about the disease. Please click here or call 1-800-STROKES (1-800-787 6537) for more information. If your loved one has suffered a stroke and is in need of care, please call us at 603 217 0149. Read more about the many benefits of homecare by clicking here.