NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center, one of the top Nursing Homes in NYC, offers key stroke recovery tips for patients and families looking to expedite the recovery process, prevent a future strokes and ensure continued health. As part of the company's dedication to serving the aging community, Gold Crest Care Center's board certified nurses and doctors have compiled a list of five proven strategies for a quick and permanent stroke recovery.
According the Center For Disease Control, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Strokes are currently the leading cause of serious long term disability in Americans. Stroke risks increase significantly with age and affect the elderly at significantly higher rates than Americans under the age of 65 years old.
"Among the elderly, strokes are the leading cause of long term health complications. Many of our patients come to our Bronx nursing home after suffering a debilitating stroke. Our team of board certified medical professionals are available to provide around the clock care to these patients in an effort to assure continued health and prevent reoccurrence. In keeping with our continued commitment to educating the community, this team has compiled a list of tips for stroke recovery," says Mark Salamon, the agency's LNHA.
Stroke Recovery Tips From NYC Nursing Home Providers:
- Secure proper assistance. Strokes are debilitating, especially in first couple months, remain under consistent supervision from your physician and enlist family or friends in caregiving assistance. Patients should never attempt to manage recovery alone.
- Adhere to medication regime: Strokes are often the result of previous medical conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes. A patient's risk of suffering a second stroke increases in the months immediately following the first incident. Patients are strongly advised to practice strict adherence to medication schedules. If patients struggle with medication adherence, a caregiver should be brought in.
- Seek out Stroke Recovery Programs: Patients should locate and participate in stroke recovery programs that offer physical and occupational therapy, along with speech and language assistance.
Gold Crest Care Center urges patients to recognize that stroke recovery can be a frightening and arduous process and to seek out any help needed. For more information on Gold Crest Care Center's stroke recovery services, please call 718.882.6400 or visit the company's website at www.goldcrestcc.com. Gold Crest Care Center can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/GoldCrestCareCenter.
Mark Salamon, LNHA
Gold Crest Care Center
2316 Bruner Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 882-6400 x 217
Fax: (718) 228-2511
SOURCE Gold Crest Care Center