A stroke can be debilitating. Even if it is a minor stroke, you could suffer significant physical or mental damage that impacts your health and quality of life. When you’ve faced this type of experience, it can be hard to get back on track, especially if you need help. That is why you may wish to reach out to our senior living team at Wickshire Senior Living Norman to learn more about our comprehensive programs that can help you when recovering from a stroke. If you’re looking for a new home for your loved one after a stroke, please contact Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.360.4755.
Know the Signs of a Stroke
A minor stroke, such as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), doesn’t create significant damage. Most often, a person with this type of stroke may experience temporary signs of a stroke. They may last for a few minutes. Then, within a matter of minutes, they may have full recovery of any deficit seen during the stroke. Most often, a ministroke is a warning sign that a larger and more damaging stroke may occur.
Knowing the warning signs of a stroke is essential. Some of the most common signs of a stroke include:
- Sudden onset of numbness or weakness, especially on just one side of the body
- Inability to speak or understand others
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Vision problems
- Drooping of the face
If you are having any of these signs, call 911 immediately. Even if it is a minor stroke, getting help immediately can minimize long-term damage and the onset of a more severe stroke.
Recovering from a Stroke with Us
If you have permanent damage or significant damage from a stroke, it is possible to regain some or all of those losses back again with proper care. The amount of damage done and the ability to treat it depends on many factors. However, the right therapy can play a significant role.
The goal of rehab is to rebuild the communication between the brain and the areas of the body impacted. It is also essential to encourage healthy, oxygen-rich blood flow to the damaged area of the brain. To do this, we use physical therapy. Most people need several types of treatment. For instance, we may recommend occupational therapy to help your body relearn how to perform small motor movements. Alternatively, we may offer physical therapy to help you relearn how to walk and climb stairs. A stroke can also impact a person’s ability to communicate, making speech therapy necessary for some individuals.
Gain the Support You Need at Wickshire Senior Living Norman
Depending on your specific situation and needs, you may be able to live at home and work on your recovery. This is often possible if you have strong help and support at home as well as minor symptoms. If your goal is to leave the hospital and go home, our home health services will help you.
Others need more help, especially if the damage is long-lasting. That may include living within our assisted living community, where we can provide support for your needs. This may be a good option for those who need more help and therapy.
Which is right for you? Our speech, occupational, and physical therapy services are available for all needs. We encourage you to learn more about our services and the programs we offer as a starting point:
- Assisted living care
- Home health care
- Wise and Well Care
- Hospice care services
- Respite care services
If you are recovering from a stroke and need people who can support you through the process, put your trust in Wickshire Senior Living Program. We provide a wide range of comprehensive programs both in our assisted living program and in your home. Learn more about how we can help you by calling 405.360.4755 or reach out to our senior living staff online.