A Stroke is a very serious medical emergency and occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off.
The main signs that a person is experiencing a Stroke are as follows:
- Numbness or weakness to the face, arm or leg
- Sudden confusion or trouble speaking/understanding speech
- Vision problems in one or both eyes
- Loss of balance/difficulty walking/dizziness
According to the Stroke Association Website, there are 3 types of Stroke which are listed below:
- Ischaemic Stroke – A blockage cutting off blood supply to the brain. The most common form of Stroke.
- Haemorrhagic Stroke – Caused by a bleed in or around the brain.
- Transient Ischaemic Attack – Also known as a Mini Stroke or TIA. The same as a Stroke but as the blockage is temporary it does not last for the same period of time.
All Strokes are different with some people who experience them being left with serious problems. It should be noted that the quicker a Stroke is recognised and the quicker the person receives treatment, the better their chances are of recovery.
If, however, help is needed, Neuro Case Management can assist the Family in being there for the Client as they move forward to ensure their wellbeing. NCMUK can complete a Mental Capacity Assessment before organising an Initial Needs Assessment to allow them to ensure that the correct steps are taken with full transparency being maintained.
Neuro Case Management have a full association with Professionals within the required fields including Physio Therapy and can employ, train and organise the pay structure for any Carers that the Family feel would help them throughout their journey.