Stroke

The 2 Types of Stroke

There are two kinds of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, usually by a blood clot. These clots may be caused by “hardening of the arteries” in the carotid arteries, which feed the head and brain with oxygen-rich blood. The second kind of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, occurs when there is bleeding into or around the brain.

Rehabilitation

The long-term effects of stroke can include permanent brain damage, impaired vision or speech, paralysis, and depression. Fortunately, the quality of life after a stroke episode can be greatly improved with rehabilitation. Rehabilitation aims to improve motor and cognitive function as much as possible, regaining a sense of independence for the stroke sufferer.

Rehabilitation Products

Bathing

  • Grab bars
  • Non-skid bathmats
  • Transfer tub bench
  • Foldout bath bench
  • Roll-in shower
  • Offset faucet handles
  • Bathroom signage
  • Adjustable showerheads
  • Long-handled sponges
  • Soap pumps

Dressing

  • Drawer handles
  • Easy-on clothing
  • Dressing aids

Sleeping

  • Blue pads

Going to the toilet

  • Toilet seat riser
  • 3-in-1 commode chair (raised seat, grab bars, bucket)

Grooming

  • Roll-under sink
  • Suction pads
  • Marked faucets
  • Toothpaste squeezers
  • Large-handled toothbrush
  • Electric razor

Dining

  • Plate guard
  • Weighted utensils
  • Swivel utensils
  • Weighted cups
  • Customised chairs

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