Strokes are the second leading killer across the globe, according to the World Health Organization, and when they aren’t fatal, they can leave debilitating damage, especially among an older population.
Information from Encompass Health
Your elderly parent is about to get discharged from the hospital and you have some decisions to make: take them back to their home, bring them home with you, move them into a skilled nursing facility (i.e., a nursing home) or find inpatient rehabilitation care for them.
Slipping on a wet floor or tripping on loose carpet won’t hurt most of us.
It’s a given that immediate treatment of a stroke can significantly reduce long term complications. The faster you get medical treatment, the better.
If you or a loved one is ready to be discharged from an acute care hospital but still need help to perform activities of daily living, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital might be the best choice.
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