What You Should Know about Post-Stroke Care

Each year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke. The good news is that two-thirds of them survive this medical emergency. Still, though, they face a task that can feel daunting: recovering from their stroke. 

Having the right procedures in place and the right team around you can make all the difference in both the speed and success of your recovery efforts. That’s why Dr. Michael Avaricio and our team at Advanced Cardiac Care offer dedicated post-stroke care at our office in Ozone Park, New York. For compassionate, personalized post-stroke rehabilitation, we’re here.  

To help you get started, let’s take a quick look at what you should know about post-stroke care. 

What to expect after a stroke

Your rehabilitation and the hurdles you face depend on the severity of your stroke. Generally, people may deal with one or more of these disabilities following a stroke:

Fatigue and sleep problems are also normal. 

You can expect to spend about a week in the hospital after a stroke. During that time, the medical professionals there monitor you to see which, if any, of these challenges present themselves. They might have you start physical or speech therapy while you’re there, helping you begin the recovery process right away. 

Once you’re discharged from the hospital, the work continues. You may head to an inpatient facility for more intensive post-stroke rehabilitation if you require it. But if you’re able to return home, you still want to keep a dedicated team of post-stroke caregivers around you, especially for the first few months after your stroke. That’s where we come in.

Dr. Avaricio and our compassionate, knowledgeable post-stroke team work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan tailored to you.

Recovering from your stroke

Once you return home, the first order of business is to help you feel comfortable there. We work with you o develop skills so you can accomplish your activities of daily living (ADL) as easily as possible. 

It’s normal to experience some setbacks during the first few months of your post-stroke recovery. Our team will be there alongside you, helping you to continue the work so you can restore as much of your independence as possible as quickly as possible.

We also work with you to avoid another stroke. We can help you check for heart disease, manage high blood pressure or cholesterol, and take other steps to keep yourself as healthy as possible.

Post-stroke rehabilitation can feel like a long road, but our caring team is here to walk it with you. For personalized support and critical healthcare, call our office or schedule your appointment online today. 

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