Saturday, May 09, 2015

Stroke Rehabilitation

Richard Burns
Live or Die:
A Stroke of Good Luck
Friday, September 14, 2012

Same excuse.  Know you've got to write blogs twice a week, at least once...but then you don't sell that little book that tells what your new life is all about - how, how long, the perils, the set-backs, the challenges that face this new you.  Eventually, a better new you.

They say that home is where the heart is.  In this case it's where the brain is.

Home rehabilitation allows for greater flexibility so that the patient may tailor their program of rehabilitation and follow individual schedules.  Stroke Survivors may participate in an intensive level of therapy several hours a week.  Or follow a less demanding schedule, according to doctor's instructions and their own abilities and time.   It is suggested that such arrangements may be best suited for one type of therapy at a time.  Note that patients who depend on Medicare coverage must meet "homebound" requirements to qualify for these types of therapy.  The major disadvantage of home-based rehabilitation services is the lack of specialized equipment.  But then there's you and your purpose and desire and the advantages of practicing skills and developing alternate and compensatory strategies in their own living environment.  In recent trials, intensive balance and strength rehabilitation in the home was equivalent to treadmill training at a rehabilitation facility in improving walking.

Always remember that you're not alone anymore.  Research-qualified organizations such as National Stroke Association, American Stroke Association,National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Easter Seals, Aphasia Hope, National Aphasia Association, National Rehabitation Inforfmation Center - the list goes on.

Next up - how you.

Richard Burns

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