Tips for Stroke Rehabilitation at Home

Tips for Stroke Rehabilitation at Home     

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 05:56


Tips for Stroke Rehabilitation at Home. According to the findings of the American Heart Association, more than 4 million people suffer from stroke every year. A research conducted on these people revealed that patients who were prescribed rehabilitation treatment after stroke recovered faster at home rather than in a hospital. Although some people emphasize to stay in the hospital, but stroke rehabilitation program works best at home.

Building a positive atmosphere

Any kind of treatment works at its optimum level only when it is accompanied by a positive atmosphere. Home gives a feeling of belonging, secures the patient and over all gives him a positive atmosphere to recover faster and in a better way. After the trauma that led to the stroke, almost every patient wants to go back home and since the rehab exercises can be done at home, the doctors allow the patient to go back home.
Home provides independent living

The main purpose of a rehabilitation therapy is to teach a patient independent living and this can only be attained in a home facility. The patient is taught some basic exercises in a hospital/rehab center but he can practically implement these tasks only in his house. There are various daily activities like cleaning dishes, cooking, buying grocery items which can be performed at home.  By doing these exercises the patients can recover soon. The patient recognizes his weak points while doing these activities and then can learn how to improve them from the therapist. This method of learning is obviously not possible in a hospital. Home teaches patient to be safe while doing the various activities

A stroke patient must learn how to be safe while he does different activities at home. He must maintain a safety level while using the bathroom, using shower, using stairs, cooking etc. Home is a practical ground for learning these safety skills. These skills cannot be learned properly in a hospital.

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