Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the US, and the leading cause of serious disability. Stoke is also extremely common: every forty seconds, on average, someone in the US has a stroke.
Despite these grim facts, there are ways to maximize recovery from stroke. Here are 3 ways to live your best life after a stroke.
- Get care right away. Strokes are best handled during the first hour after symptoms appear, a time period known medically as “the golden hour.” If care is administered within that period, the chances of recovery are optimized. Even being seen within the first three hours significantly increases the chance of preserving function.
Delaying care not only increases disability, it also increases mortality. Every fifteen-minute delay in treatment for a stroke results in a three-and-a-half year decrease in life expectancy.
So if you even suspect a stroke, call 911. Immediately.
- Choose the best rehab facility. Recovery from a stroke is complex, since different functions of the brain may be affected. Choosing the best rehab facility is crucial.
A rehab facility like Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Keansburg, NJ, has a specialized stroke rehabilitation program. Residents receive the highest quality rehabilitative and skilled nursing care in a homelike and compassionate environment conducive to healing.
- Keep up the good work. When a stroke patient goes home, it is important for them to continue the regimen they have learned in rehab. Laurel Bay focuses on ensuring that the progress achieved in rehab is sustainable beyond rehab.
Laurel Bay’s family-owned and -operated 123-bed facility is tucked away in the quiet beach town of Keansburg, NJ at the Jersey Shore, within sight of Sandy Hook and the New York City skyline.
Our services include short-term rehab, long-term care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospice care, and respite care for those times when the caretaker needs to be taken care of.
We proudly provide the following specialty healthcare services: complex medical care management, intravenous (IV) therapy, wound care, enteral feeding, pain management, oxygen therapy, tracheostomy care, a dedicated pulmonary program, hospice care with private suites, a stroke rehab program, respiratory support, eye care, dental care, podiatry care, and psychological consults and counseling.
We pride ourselves on healing the entire patient through a holistic and individualized approach.
Our meticulous care planning helps us ensure that each and every resident receives the best in clinical care, support and unconditional love.
For over 25 years, we have been a staple of health and wellness, serving the members of our community and partnering with our local hospitals like Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ.
We provide a tailored program of physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as all types of specialized care under one roof.
Or better yet, come see for yourself. Contact us to schedule a tour by clicking here or by calling (372) 787-8100.