BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. According to the American Stroke Association, 795,000 people will experience a new or recurrent stroke this year. Life as a stroke survivor changes immediately and can present many challenges. In some cases, the ability to speak and express oneself is compromised. For others, routine activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, or moving around requires assistance. This was the case for Margaret, a resident at Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bridgewater. That is, until a few months ago when she was given a new lease on life.
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While visiting at Bridgeway, Margaret's family noticed that as she tried moving herself in the wheelchair, she ended up turning in circles. Thinking that there must be some way to assist with this problem, it was discovered that a piece of equipment such as a one arm drive wheelchair could be the solution. This information was brought to the attention of the therapists and social worker at Bridgeway. Thanks to the support and assistance of her family, Margaret received one. The team of therapists at Bridgeway worked to evaluate Margaret to help get her moving. She was placed on a program which included skilled therapy in Bridgeway's rehabilitation gym and practice in her room with the nursing staff for reinforcement. After just one month, Margaret accomplished her goals. She went from depending on others to assist her in getting around the facility to being independent; she can now self-propel her wheelchair around the building wherever and whenever she would like.
For stroke survivors like Margaret, life can change in an instant. In the event that you or your loved one experience a stroke, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare can help you overcome any new challenges by restoring function to the highest practicable level.
About Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
Family owned and operated for over 35 years, Bridgeway provides long term care, memory care, rehabilitation, and assisted living services. Our Continuum of Care provides a safe and smooth transition for your loved ones with four convenient locations in Bridgewater and Hillsborough. For more information, please visit www.BridgewaySeniorCare.com
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