Stroke nursing rehab

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Avatar m tn 10% of stroke patients require care in a nursing home or other long-term facility. For skilled nursing facility, stroke survivors require daily skilled nursing or rehabilitation services that can be provided only on an inpatient basis. So, he may have been shifted. Regards.
Avatar n tn And, if you have insurance or can find a way to afford it, get your husband out of a skilled nursing facility and into an acute or post-acute care rehab facility, preferably one that specializes in brain injuries. My husband had a severe stroke in August and is currently in a neurorehab. He was paralyzed on the right side, lost his ability to speak intelligbly, had no sense of balance, couldn't swallow, short-term memory loss, and had many cognitive issues.
Avatar f tn My mom had a hemorrhagic stroke on may 6th of this year, it was completely unexpected and she actually had a new patient appointment with her pcp two days prior to her stroke and everything was fine. She was intubated immiedetly in the ER where they learned her brain was filling with blood. To make a long story short she had emergency surgery to stop the bleeding and was in the ICU for two weeks in a coma for two weeks.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient. These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine.
Avatar n tn The Veterans Administration has a bad rap, however I have oberved patients at several rehab faciloities and the care and comfort could not be equaled anywhere. In Florida I have been at nursing homes where stroke patients are tied to their beds in their own urine and feces and you can't enter the hallway without gagging. I have also been present where hospitals for the rich and famous refused to treat critically ill patients because they were black and poor. That is no myth.
Avatar n tn She was accepted by the Baylor/Dallas Inst for Rehab which is rated #1 in the USA but was just too weak to participate 3 hrs/day as required. she transferred to a nursing rehab facility and she has so much trouble with sleep and anxiety. she has always had a problem with sleep. Alot of the pills prescribed during the 70's and 80's caused her to sleep walk and eat. for the past few years she has taken valium, but only occasionally when she just cannot go to sleep.
Avatar m tn I know when they go to the nursing home, any chance of rehab is over. Nursing homes do little therapy and the patient lies flat of their back most of the time while the muscles waste away. I live near Lexington KY where rehab centers aren't into robotics. I have read of a cuff around the leg that has led to some people getting some leg movements but the process of doctor referrals makes it difficult. Medicare will pay for 21 days in the nursing home and then 80% of the cost.
Avatar m tn Just suffered from major stroke 2 months ago. Was just wondering if anyone had information or experience with the drug, Neuroaid.
Avatar f tn He was in the hospital for 12 days and then was move to a rehab that my grandma was told was great with stroke patients but she got a call today just 5 days in the rehab center and they told her that they would meet Wednesday and reevaluate him and might be sending him home at the end of the week.
Avatar n tn Doctors are ignoring stroke symptoms, suggesting skilled nursing facility. He has been 1 week in medical ICU, 1 week in Surgery ICU, 1 week in step down ICU How can we lobby to keep him in the hospital longer and get him into acute inpatient rehab? We feel that the nursing home will not aid his recovery with his multiple issues and he will not get regualr therapy.
Avatar n tn Also, we have been given discrepant information regarding the critical nature of the first 3 months post-stroke in success of rehab - some say they mean that the natural healing that will occur is greatest in this period devoid of the rehab efforts - others say it means both the natural healing PLUS that this is the period when rehab has it's greatest impact? Finally, when would any of the treatments you mention for the spasms be contraindicated? My dad has 4 major issues 1.
Avatar m tn My father,43 years old, had a stroke 2 weeks ago, he has been in the hospital since the stroke. today i am told that he is going to be released and rehab is not an option for him. why is that? he does not have insurance, and SSI is working on his case? is rehab only for thse with insurance? is there anything i can do, or what other options are there?
Avatar n tn Mom, at this time has a trachea tube and is being feed by a peg tube in the stomach. We do not know anything about rehab beyond the fact that we do not want our mother in a nursing home. Please help clear up some facts concerning rehab for her. She is unable to speak, but seems to be regaining some movement on her right side. She recognizes her family members, but seems to think that she is at her home and not in the hospital.
Avatar f tn gov and search nursing home comparisons. The issue I have is that none of the nursing homes actually mention rehab. My dad has a great attitude and is working hard at his therapy sessions. Can anyone offer advice on how to effectively research and screen facilitities to ensure that my dad continues therapy with the goal of going home? Thanks!
Avatar m tn My aunty aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke. She is kept in ICU. She is put on ventilator. She does not have full consciousness. As per matrix prepared daily now she is on scale 8. She was in scale 3. What are the chances of recovery? Will she regain normal breathing, swallowing and blinking effect as the days go by? Pl advice us.
Avatar n tn We insisted she stay. Extreme nauseau and balance issues ensued. We had to ask for an MRI. No sign of stroke they said. She was shipped to rehab for vestibular therapy. Where for 3 weeks they treated her with meclezine and reglan for the sickness to no avail. One morning we noticed her speech was off and had her re-admitted to the hospital thinking possible TIA or stroke. More MRI was done. Neurology came in and said congrats you didn't have a stroke.
Avatar n tn She was accepted by the Baylor/Dallas Inst for Rehab which is rated #1 in the USA but was just too weak to participate 3 hrs/day as required. she transferred to a nursing rehab facility and she has so much trouble with sleep and anxiety. she has always had a problem with sleep. Alot of the pills prescribed during the 70's and 80's caused her to sleep walk and eat. for the past few years she has taken valium, but only occasionally when she just cannot go to sleep.
1821865 tn?1317522031 They removed her right skull a few days later she had a second stroke where she lost her ability of speaking. Since she has not said a word. Now she is at a nursing home rehab where she makes 5 steps behind then forward now the place told us they are going to drop her because she is not improving. I know some of you have been in that riad what should i do take her home or live her in long term. They kept madicating her with Ativan i tried to talk to the nursing director not much of nother.
Avatar n tn Just continue to fight and never give up. My dad was 80 at the time of his stroke, so I think they just wanted us to put him in a nursing home and give up on him ever getting better. My dad never acted 80 though, he was still painting and wallpapering up until his stroke. He is now at home with my mom and a few aids taking care of him. He still cannot walk, but can stand and transfer to the bathroom, bed, etc. We still are fighting form more in home therapy... Good luck...
Avatar n tn I am in my late twenties and my mom had a stroke in January. She woke up from her coma after two months. They gave up on her in rehab. She had four brain surgeries. They had to remove a clot and took her scalp /bone from her head. They put both things back and she is in the hospital. She suffered paralyses on her left side and she can't transfer. Verbally she communicates how she wants to transfer and do things but her mind has kept her back. It has been 6 months since her stroke.
Avatar n tn She has had 2 surgerys and has a trach and on a vent. She is now in a nursing/rehab home. She seems to not be improving, but not really getting any worse. At first she could not even move her right side, now is is moving her right hand a little, but is is beginning to curl. Is their any hope...