Stroke therapy home

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Avatar n tn We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from. I don't know about your area, but there is an excellent rehab hospital in Washington DC, National Rehabilitation Hospital that is state of the art in their programs for recovery as well as neurological research.
Avatar n tn Hi all, I am looking into the vasa home therapy method I would appreciate hearing any feedback about the program thanks gg *** A family member, male late 60's suffered a stroke 2 months ago a "right thalamic haematoma", and has dense hemiplegia He is currently in rehab but looks like he'll be discharged in around a month
Avatar n tn Just another sad note in 2006. This morning I visited a nursing home taking care of a stroke-damaged concentration camp survivor. He has gone steadily downhill under their "care". It's a sunday mornimg, where most nursing homes slack off. There is the whift or urine in the air. They refused me entrance prior to 11 A.M. visiting hours. It was very important the non-english speaking staff have time to "work" rather than someone be around to hold a dying old man's hand.
Avatar f tn my husband suffered artery dissection causing a stroke in the thalama and cerebellum 2 months ago he spent 10 days on the stroke ward then was discharged home and received visits from ot and physio. one day his blood pressure was high and had to be monitired for three days hence his physio stopped. BP is now ok as on meds. my question is he is not seeing his consulant untill june and has had no more visits from the intemediate care team.
Avatar n tn tiredness, it seems that this is the one thing all us strokees have in common. I don't know how long since your stroke but fatigue still seems to be an issue even for long termers. I don't know if this is true or not but it is how I make sense of it all. My brain is busy forging new connections & pathways and on my bad side fewer muscles & muscle fibres are firing to move that side of the body - so of course I get tired.
Avatar n tn My sister had a brain aneurysm on 11/24/04. She had a 2% chance of coming thru surgery, but came thru & is recovering in a nursing home. She is 48 yrs. old. With therapy, her motor skills & speech are coming back, but only her long-term memory seems to be intact--she remembers everything from the past but nothing as far as day-to-day or minute-to-minute. She also tells stories about things that never happened.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had any experience with this treatment? Magnet Therapy for Stroke Victims By Dean Bonlie, DDS Four million Americans presently suffer from debilitating strokes. In the past, there has been very little that could be done to help such unfortunate individuals restore lost function. Moderately good results have been achieved in recent years with hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and biofeedback and physiotherapy can be useful in retraining new nerve pathways to restore lost functions.
Avatar n tn i had a stroke in december of 2005. my insurance is exhausted for pt and ot now. are there any therapists that work on a sliding scale payment wise? i feel i need more therapy my left side is affected.
1821865 tn?1317525631 I started providing such therapy to a 99 year old woman with partial left sided-paralysis secondary to a stroke, and it disappeared after two years. She is now 108 years old. The MRSA infection is far more serious. I am up on this because I have one now. I picked mine up in a hospital, and the antibiotics are expensive and not too effective. Surgery was necessary to remove my infection. You need a consult with an infectious control specialist at a teaching hospital..Do this immediately.
1821865 tn?1317525631 My friend family take her home after doctors told them there are nothing they can do for he, when she was in veg state, with all the loves from family and friends and all the help they can get. She had acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, speed therapy, and friends come to talk, read play music, joking, and pray for her. after 5 year she now can eat, talk slowly and learning walking now. So please do your best for your mom , and God bless you and your mom.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke recovery 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. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor.
531662 tn?1239203696 For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar f tn Did your son go through that? We are taking her home this tuesday, but we are going to continue with therapy. We hear that ACUPUNCTURE works wonders with stroke patience, so were're going to try that as soon as we get her home. Try it. The sooner the better. p.s look for an acupuncturist that specializes with the brain.
Avatar n tn She is receiving physical and occupational therapy but not speech therapy. They don't have it right now, where she is. I have heard that this needs to be started ASAP but also that they can't do it yet because of not being able to pass the swallowing test. After she had the stroke, she was on oxygen and had a feeding tube down her throat. She is now off of the oxygen and has a feeding tube in her stomach.
Avatar f tn If you want your family to have an active part in your mother's therapy, you could bring her home and employ the services of a private nurse. In this way, she will be receiving professional care and will have family support available at all times. The answer to your second question would really depend on the severity of the stroke that your mother has suffered, as well as the therapy that is currently being given to her.
Avatar n tn My 30 year old sister had a massive stroke on Feb 9, 2009. She had surgery on her cerebellum and was in ICU for 35 days. She developed an infection on her surgery (Mersa), and also got meningitis. She went to rehab for a week before she ended up back in the hospital having to have a shunt put in. She went back to rehab for a month, but we decided to take her home after seeing she was only getting 3 hours of therapy a day and nothing the rest of the time.
Avatar n tn hyperbaric oxygen therapy acupuncture dietary supplementation feldenkrais constraint induced therapy vasa home therapy mirror box therapy nuerofeedback/ neurotherapy bowen therapy rhythmic therapy physiotherapy brain gym best of luck gg
Avatar m tn My dad had a stroke on 2/3/15 (65 yo male) - I received a call from HR at his work that he had been taken to the hospital. I believe at that time they had said he had a stroke...? Not sure. He stayed in ICU for almost two weeks and also got pnemonia. Feeding tube was put in... no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..
Avatar n tn Rajul Vasa's home program (which I learned about from this site), and I'm so pleased with the initial results I intend to take him out of his residential rehab program so he can devote whole day to Vasa program at home. Wish I had known of this program immediately after my husband's stroke, when he was being given six 45 min. therapy sessions per day, of which he could only make use of the first 5 or 10 min. of each session because of lack of stamina.
Avatar m tn Medicare will pay for 21 days in the nursing home and then 80% of the cost. Is home health expensive? I know she wants to be home. I am a single man and no relatives within 175 miles.Sorry for the rambling.
Avatar n tn He was allowed to go home with no follow up. In 2000 he had a fairly severe stroke and had a CT scan the following day to rule out heamorhage. None found. A year later he had a MRI and Cartoid duplex. Showing Occluded left Carotid and reversed left Vertabral artery due to left subclavian stenosis. His recovery has been poor and he cannot walk more than a few yards and has few activities. My questions are: 1)Why cant a Carotid Endarterectomy be done post occlussion.
Avatar n tn Hi, did you developed the symptoms after stopping therapy with tizanidine or during tratment with tizanadine. Your symptoms are suggestive of hypertonia which is one of the withdrawl symptoms with this medicine as this drug may produce dependence. Tizanadine is muscle relaxant, acting at the level of brain and usually given in cases of back pain, spasms etc. It is unlikely to have stroke with this drug. But its withdrawl can cause muscle spasm or hypertonia.
Avatar f tn The Drs said it was the type of stroke that is fatal. 4 days later she is starting a very soft diet, physical therapy, and speech therapy. The stroke hit the left side of her brain and was bleeding. She is gaining little feeling in right leg, can move head to right(slightly) and attempting to talk. She responds by hand squeezing and smiles as well as slight laughter. She remains in ICU but we are looking for nursing home. She is receiving potassium due to slightly low levels.
2019247 tn?1329279401 Hospitals want to move patients out once medical care has been stabilized; they are likely to suggest your mother go to a nursing home or rehab facility. Check out your choices and try to get her into one where therapy is at least 2-3 times/day (or 3 hrs/daily); if you're mom was physically active and healthy before her stroke, this level of care should help to facilitate a fuller recovery. Good luck.
Avatar n tn He is eating very well everything....My mother still has the feeding tube in his stomache at home. It is almost 18 months with the feeding tube in him. He is eating normally for 1 year now and my mom is keeping the tube in. We as her children feel it is very fear based!!!!!!!!!!!> If he should have another stroke. We feel this is keeoing him from a full mental recovery. His debilitation is a left side paralysis . He is walking with cane a little and walking with aide very slowly.
Avatar n tn she started to have severe headaches and pain in lower back at the end of Sept. On Nov. 1st she went back to ER with pain and numbness and was sent home with some pain meds and told to see Primary. He sent her for MRI.She was admitted to hospital with several small strokes.Angiagram found dissected carotid artery. We are not sure what caused this.She was put on Lovenox for a week and also on Coumadin and Lipitor and a BP med. I guess i'm wondering who missed what and what to do now.
Avatar f tn Being that you have a history of HTN (high blood pressure), you are definitely at high risk for a TIA/Stroke. You could have possibly have had a TIA/Stroke. Secondly, with a blood pressure that elevated and symptoms, please go immediately to the ER; don't try to treat yourself at home; bad idea.
Avatar n tn my 48 yr old mom had a Hemorrhagic stroke on the 26.05.2008. After 5months in hospital, she just came home yesterday. The neuro doc said it was a large bleed in the left side of her brain, which has left her paralysed on her right side. Mom has no speech whatsoever but she does understand and recognise us.
Avatar n tn My aunt had a hemorrhagic stroke on 8/24/06. Her right side is paralyzed, she cannot speak (except for: yes, no, okay, oh God, alright, stop), she has a PEG and a PICC Line, swallowing is weak, she seems to be in excruiating pain nearly constantly, has difficulty evacuating, seems to be in a severe depression. She suffered a couple of set backs (pneumonia, bowel blockage, and now the pain) which slowed up her progress.