How to Recover from a Stroke

Every forty seconds, someone in the US has a stroke. Strokes are the number one cause of serious disability in the US, and the number three cause of death.

Despite these grim facts, it is possible to recover from a stroke. To do so, follow these three rules:

  1. Get to the ER immediately. There is a “golden hour” rule in stroke recovery: the best chances of recovery occur in people who get medical care within the first hour after stroke symptoms begin. Even initiating treatment within the first three hours greatly increases the likelihood of recovery.
    Delaying care, on the other hand, increases disability as well mortality from a stroke. For every fifteen-minute delay in treatment there is a three-and-a-half year decrease in life expectancy.
    So if you suspect a stroke, don’t delay: call 911 immediately.
  2. Choose a rehab facility that specializes in strokes. A wide range of function may be affected by stroke, depending on where in the brain the stroke occurred. Choosing a rehab facility with deep experience in stroke rehab is crucial.
    Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Lakewood, NJ, not only offers specialized stroke rehabilitation, it also uses SMART rehab, the most advanced rehabilitative care available.
    Each patient’s care plan is individualized according to their doctor’s orders, assuring the best outcome.
    A team of experienced doctors, nurses, therapists, and dietitians coordinate an aggressive, goal-oriented regimen of therapy in order to foster rapid healing.
    And therapy is conducted with the most innovative, state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment available, in a beautiful environment that promotes recuperation and well-being.
  3. Keep up the good work. It is important for a stroke patient to continue their rehabilitation regimen when they go home. Atlantic Coast focuses on ensuring that the gains achieved in rehab can be sustained at home.

If you are looking for the best rehab facility for loved one who suffered a stroke, contact Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center by calling 732-364-7100, or by clicking here.

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