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Stroke Is No Joke

At Hands From The Heart Home Healthcare Services, we are passionate about serving those in
our communities by providing information and education about how everyone can stay happy
and healthy. As an organization, we take pride in providing non-medical home care services to our clients
with caregivers trained in Stroke Recovery, as well as educating our local communities on stroke
prevention.

“Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States. One American
dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, making it the third leading cause of death in the United
States,” according to The Center For Disease Control.

A stroke occurs when a blood clot or other particles obstruct blood flow to a part of the brain or
when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, either of these cases can cause parts of the brain to
be damaged or die. A stroke can cause long-term disability, permanent brain damage, or even
death.

When someone has a stroke, speed is of the utmost importance. Patients who arrive at the
emergency room within 3 hours​ of their first symptoms often have less disability 3 months after
a stroke than those who received delayed care.

When you’re suspecting someone is having a stroke, make sure you recognize the signs and
act F.A.S.T.; F​ace drooping, A​rm weakness, S​peech difficulty, and T​ime to call 911!
Anyone can have a stroke, at any age, but close to 75 percent of stroke victims were above the
age of 65 years old. The risk of stroke doubles​ every decade after the age of 55 years old.

These figures may be frightening! One fact might surprise you: 80 percent of strokes are
preventable. ​There are a number of ways you can ensure you minimize your risk suffering from
a stroke. With a proper diet, living an active lifestyle, and keeping your brain sharp, your
chances of having a stroke significantly decrease.

Because most strokes are preventable, educating those who are at the most risk of having a
stroke is incredibly important. The more you and your loved ones know about the risks
associated with having a stroke, the less likely those you care about will be affected.

To stay in-the-loop about our Stroke Educational Presentations, or to share your #StrokeStory​,
follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also give Stroke Educational Presentations
at Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Libraries, Community Centers, & more! Contact us
at 844-6-HomeNow​ for more information or visit our website at www.handsfromtheheart.org

2018-08-21T14:52:09+00:00August 16th, 2018|latest news, resources|