These documents have been provided to the American Heart Association by the below hospitals as examples of stroke best practices.  These documents are available only to give you an idea of how some hospitals might use discharge stroke best practices. By including this document on its Web site, the American Heart Association does not represent that these documents are complete, accurate or efficacious, or that it follows all of the American Heart Association guidelines for secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular events or stroke. Hospitals should design their own stroke best practices based on their own procedures and professional experience.
On both occasions I used their service, the caregivers either left minimal or no notes while visiting my elderly parents (no eating, sleeping or bathroom data). After the first visit, I contacted a supervisor at Around the Clock and asked specifically that the caregivers leave notes on eating, sleeping patterns, etc. Instead of improving, on the 2nd visit I only received notes from 1 of 3 caregivers...I paid for 16 hours of caregiving for people who may or may not have even showed up for all I know. Their medical staff is also hit and miss. On my father's post-hospital rehab, one of the 3 nurses missed appts at the house repeatedly...only making 1 of 5 scheduled appointments. After this, I contacted Around the Clock and asked them to send out a more reliable nurse. In the 5 weeks that have passed since, we have received 1 visit from a nurse...nobody makes their scheduled appointments. Is this the care you want for your elderly parents??
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Information about long-term care options in the United States can be found by contacting the local Area Agency on Aging[20] or elder referral agencies such as Silver Living or A Place for Mom. Furthermore, the U.S. government recommends evaluation of health care facilities through websites using data collected from sources such as Medicare records.[21]
(which was his same attitude in regards to the other facilities) almost a year later, he now considers Best Personal Care his home away from home! The staff is professional and genuine whose main focus is the client's well being. They are efficient in communicating with us while taking the necessary measures to establishing and adjusting our son's curriculum as he thrives.. We highly recommend BPCF to anyone faced with the difficult decision to place a loved one in someone else's care. Thank you Arnie and Angelina for all you do for our son. He is happy and making great strides and we finally have peace of mind.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association strives to ensure that everyone who has heart disease or a stroke receives treatment at a hospital with the resources necessary to correctly make time-critical decisions. This recognition demonstrates Marshall Medical's high commitment to following the procedures outlined in a national program known as “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke," proven to improve patient outcomes. 
Maintaining the highest standards of clinical excellence is a central, ongoing objective at Stryker. To meet this goal, we are committed to continue to develop robust clinical data - transforming leading-edge research into real-world advances in medical knowledge and patient treatment. All with the ultimate goal of delivering Complete Stroke Care and helping achieve better outcomes.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery inside the brain ruptures or when an aneurysm at the base of the brain bursts. Twenty percent of all strokes suffered are hemorrhagic strokes. Symptoms more specific to this type of stroke include headache, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, seizures, sudden changes in mental state and lethargy. Hemorrhagic strokes usually occur in the daytime and during physical activity. The symptoms typically begin very suddenly and evolve over several hours.
“If a patient does experience the symptoms of a stroke, it is vital to receive appropriate clinical assessment and scanning in hospital early to confirm it is a blockage of a blood vessel. Patients are then referred to our interventional lab in Beaumont Hospital, the main route to thrombectomy. We will do an endovascular procedure, puncturing the artery and groin to pass a tube in the blood vessels up to the neck and head. Through the tube, we place a stent retriever, which pulls the blood clot out, restoring blood flow to the brain tissue.
Nurse practitioners (NP) are advanced practice registered nurses that manage acute and chronic medical conditions, both physical and mental, through history and physical exam and the ordering of diagnostic tests and medical treatments. NPs are qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions within their scope of practice. Their education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other undergraduate degree, and requires a license as a registered nurse (RN) and experience as an RN in a health care setting. They must graduate from an accredited graduate (MSN) or doctoral (DNP) program and achieve a board certification.
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Your loved ones also benefit from around-the-clock care services. If they’ve been staying with you at your home but have an upcoming vacation planned, Nurse Next Door’s comprehensive health care program will schedule an immediate around-the-clock home care caregiver to maintain your continuity of care and ensure there are no gaps in your daily assistance while your family is away. No matter what situation occurs, you will have someone in your home to look after you and take care of your household tasks every day.
Nurse Next Door’s around-the-clock care gives you on-going companionship and support every day and every evening. Whether it’s 3 in the afternoon, or 3 in the middle of the night, our comprehensive health services program will support you with compassionate and attentive assistance any time you need it. From providing medication in the evening, to assisting you with getting dressed in the morning, we will ensure you have around-the-clock home care for situations that may require close monitoring. Rest easy knowing you will always have someone by your side to attend to your needs if and when necessary.
The Ninth Five-Year Plan included policies in an attempt to care for the elderly left without children as caretakers.[30] A Senior Health Facilities Fund has been established in each district.[30] The Senior Citizens Health Facilities Program Implementation Guideline, 2061BS provides medical facilities to the elderly, and to those that are poverty stricken, free medicine and health care in all districts.[30] In its yearly budget, the government has planned to fund free health care to all heart and kidney patients older than 75.[30] Unfortunately, many of these plans are overly ambitious, which has been recognized by the Nepali government.[30] Nepal is a developing nation and may not be able to fund all of these programs after the development of an Old Age Allowance, or OAA. OAA provides a monthly stipend to all citizens over 70 and widows over 60.[30]
While the apps listed above are all free, there are still others on the market that come at a cost. Despite the added fees, you may find you’d prefer more personal assistance via paid apps that utilize actual human beings to complete requested tasks, such as Magic, Fin, PleaseDo, Hello Alfred, and Trove. Take some time to do your research and determine which is best for you and your business. Depending on your needs, you may find that it’s just as economical to use an online sites and apps like Care.com to hire a personal assistant near you.

After adjusting for patient and hospital characteristics, PAA+/PSC+, PAA+/PSC-, and PAA-/PSC+ hospitals had 3.15 (95% confidence intervals 2.86-3.47); 3.23 (2.93-3.56), and 1.72 (1.47-2.00) higher odds of adhering to stroke care guidelines, respectively, than hospitals that had neither recognition, wrote Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, of the University of California Los Angeles, and his co-authors in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI uses powerful radio waves and magnets to create a detailed view of your brain. An MRI can detect brain tissue damaged by an ischemic stroke and brain hemorrhages. Your doctor may inject a dye into a blood vessel to view the arteries and veins and highlight blood flow (magnetic resonance angiography, or magnetic resonance venography).

We are able to provide assistance in the home, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospital setting. Our skilled and qualified caregivers are able to provide for all your home care needs as long as it does not require the assistance of an LVN or RN. Our care staff is able to assist with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, transfers, toileting, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping, transportation, housekeeping, companionship, hospital sittings, care for bedbound and terminally ill, and much more. All care staff are insured, bonded, FBI background checked, TB tested, and registered with the state of California. Care staff are careful screened and receive extensive training once they are hired.
The need for increasing amounts of care, and known weaknesses in the care system (such as skilled workforce shortages and rationing of available care places), led several reviews in the 2000s to conclude that Australia's aged care system needs reform. This culminated in the 2011 Productivity Commission report and subsequent reform proposals.[26] In accordance with the Living Longer, Living Better amendments of 2013, assistance is provided in accordance with assessed care needs, with additional supplements available for people experiencing homelessness, dementia and veterans.[27]
And PAA recognition, they wrote, "was a more robust identifier of hospitals with better performance" than PSC. In fact, they noted, "When performance of PAA-recognized hospitals with PSC certification was compared to PAA recognized hospitals without PSC certification, there were no significant differences (all-or-none summary performance measure adjusted odds ratio 1.02 [0.93-1.14], P=0.5935 for PAA+/PSC+ hospitals with PAA+/PSC- as reference)."
Blood tests. You may have several blood tests, which tell your care team how fast your blood clots, whether your blood sugar is abnormally high or low, whether critical blood chemicals are out of balance, or whether you may have an infection. Managing your blood's clotting time and levels of sugar and other key chemicals will be part of your stroke care.
Suffering from a stroke can lead to a wide range of serious and possibly life-threatening repercussions, so if anyone in your family is affected by this condition, you should take immediate action. With only a small percentage of patients ever fully recovering from a stroke, rehabilitative measures have become an important step in post-stroke patient care. The success of these measures depends to a large extent on the experience and training of the medical team, so you may want to consider one or more of the following elite stroke rehabilitation centers.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and Best Personal Care Facility can help with that task. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.
One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.[47]
A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a portion of the brain is interrupted.  A reduction in blood flow can occur because of a clot that blocks a blood vessel or because of bleeding in the brain.  The extent of irreversible cell death that occurs from the lack of blood supply depends on the duration of the reduced blood flow. Stroke is the No. 5 leading cause of death in the United States and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Stroke needs immediate medical attention.
Our award-winning team specializes in assisting seniors in their homes by providing caregivers you can trust. Some seniors just need a few hours a week and others need a lot more. We do it all and tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. We also provide peace of mind to their family members. We believe that there’s no better place to be than in the comfort of your own home.
Providing a comprehensive, best in class portfolio of educational programs and interactive engagements that improve technical and clinical skills, stroke team dynamics and patient pathways is an integral component to our commitment in advancing Complete Stroke Care. Stryker supports providers in the stroke care continuum seeking high-quality, high-impact education to aid in their pursuit of superior outcomes.

Around The Clock Care is a licensed personal services agency that is independently owned and operated in Evansville, IN, and provides quality in-home non-medical services for the people in our community that are physically unable due to age, illness or accident. We are able to provide the in-home care that allows seniors to maintain their sense of dignity and enhance their quality of life.
Thirty-two U.S. states pay for care in assisted living facilities through their Medicaid waiver programs. Similarly, in the United Kingdom the National Health Service provides medical care for the elderly, as for all, free at the point of use, but social care is paid for by the state only in Scotland. England, Wales and Northern Ireland have failed to introduce any legislation on the matter and so social care is not funded by public authorities unless a person has exhausted their private resources, such as by selling the home. Money provided for supporting elderly people in the UK has fallen by 20% per person during the ten years from 2005 to 2015 and in real terms, the fall is even greater. L Experts claim that vulnerable UK people do not get what they need.[40]
For medical help such as changing dressings, providing post-surgical rehabilitation, overseeing medications, aiding with physical therapy, or helping with mobility devices, you'll want home health care provided by caregiver who's gone through training and is being supervised by a nurse. (Keep in mind that licensing and certification requirements vary by state; you'll want to ask lots of questions about your caregiver's qualifications.)
One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.[47]

To deliver the best possible stroke care, we make every minute count. As the largest stroke network in the Carolinas, we give you access to rapid, life-saving treatments closer to home. And our stroke rehabilitation teams are the most experienced in the region, offering you the best chance of recovery. Providing comprehensive, high-quality care at more places, we treat more than 3,200 strokes annually – far more than any other network in the Carolinas.
Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke. Therefore, every second counts. If a stroke is not treated immediately, the death of brain cells will lead directly to loss of function—paralysis, loss of speech, loss of vision and even death. Our five Stroke Centers are located throughout Western New York to get you the level of care you need as quickly as possible.
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With one simple call, we can direct consumers to a wide range of services available in the North Shore and Cape Ann area. If you need more information, or wish to make a referral, or refer yourself for assistance, contact us. SeniorCare and its programs are funded, in whole or in part, by contract or grants with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Older Americans Act, local funds, foundations, and private contributions, which may be tax deductible.           
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research offers an elite center for stroke rehabilitation that combines medical and nursing care with counseling and support, not only for your loved one but also for you and your family. All patient rooms include modern equipment that is specifically designed to offer comfort and functionality. Your friend or family member can benefit from individual or group therapy sessions, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and periodical evaluations from highly trained specialists. Patients can also take part in occupational therapy, a form of therapy that helps patients regain skills and functions necessary in getting them back to work. Each type of therapy is individualized to fit the needs of the patient. One important service offered by TIRR is an outpatient rehabilitation program that will help your loved one continue recovery after leaving the facility.

Nurse practitioners (NP) are advanced practice registered nurses that manage acute and chronic medical conditions, both physical and mental, through history and physical exam and the ordering of diagnostic tests and medical treatments. NPs are qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions within their scope of practice. Their education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other undergraduate degree, and requires a license as a registered nurse (RN) and experience as an RN in a health care setting. They must graduate from an accredited graduate (MSN) or doctoral (DNP) program and achieve a board certification.
"I almost can't express the joy knowing each and every one of you brings me daily. I am overwhelmed with love and gratitude by your acts of kindness and love, not only for my sweet papa, but for all the precious souls you treat with such dignity. You are all truly an answer to prayer .. And I will always hold everyone there in my heart ... Long after that sweet man leaves us. I love you!"

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If your loved one needs medical care that requires medical expertise, you'll need a home health agency to find a registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or advanced practical nurse (APN). Nurses have the skills necessary to change catheters, give postsurgical care, treat wounds or bedsores, and oversee medical equipment. If your loved one is recovering from surgery or an accident, a home health care nurse may be covered by Medicare or other insurance; nurses usually charge $25-$50/hour.

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Nurse practitioners (NP) are advanced practice registered nurses that manage acute and chronic medical conditions, both physical and mental, through history and physical exam and the ordering of diagnostic tests and medical treatments. NPs are qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions within their scope of practice. Their education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other undergraduate degree, and requires a license as a registered nurse (RN) and experience as an RN in a health care setting. They must graduate from an accredited graduate (MSN) or doctoral (DNP) program and achieve a board certification.


"I almost can't express the joy knowing each and every one of you brings me daily. I am overwhelmed with love and gratitude by your acts of kindness and love, not only for my sweet papa, but for all the precious souls you treat with such dignity. You are all truly an answer to prayer .. And I will always hold everyone there in my heart ... Long after that sweet man leaves us. I love you!"
Geriatric care managers (GCMs) are usually social workers, psychologists, nurses, gerontologists or others with training and experience in various aspects of elder care. Geriatric care managers not only assess a senior’s needs, they can also handle crises (such as an emergency hospitalization), help place the senior in a residential care community, help resolve family conflicts, locate community resources or fill in for family caregivers at doctor’s appointments, among other services.
DataBot is a virtual talking robot. Because DataBot is available on the Windows OS, you can also access it via Xbox One. It will customize itself based on your preferred language, voice, name, and behavior. It can speak and understand in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese. Find your daily horoscope, learn new jokes, and play brain games with this app. DataBot Personal Assistant is available on Windows, Google Play, and the iTunes app store.
Mayo Clinic's world-renowned stroke teams include doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (cerebrovascular neurologists), brain blood vessel imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), emergency medicine, and other subspecialists who work together to provide exactly the care you need.
However, elderly care is focused on satisfying the expectations of two tiers of customers: the resident customer and the purchasing customer, who are often not identical, since relatives or public authorities, rather than the resident, may be providing the cost of care. If residents are confused or have communication difficulties, it may be very difficult for relatives or other concerned parties to be sure of the standard of care being given, and the possibility of elder abuse is a continuing source of concern. The Adult Protective Services Agency, a component of the human service agency in most states, is typically responsible for investigating reports of domestic elder abuse and providing families with help and guidance. Other professionals who may be able to help include doctors or nurses, police officers, lawyers, and social workers.[41]
If you think you are having a stroke, call 911 so an ambulance can quickly get to the hospital. When talking to 911, an emergency medical service or the hospital, be sure to use the word “stroke” in order to possibly speed up a diagnosis. Every minute counts when treating a stroke, raising the number of brain cells that can be saved and chances for recovery.
This app comes equipped with a calendar, to-do list, and notes built in, so you don’t have to jump between these separate apps on your device. It will connect the things you use most in life, like utilities, service providers, banks, and social networks, and then it will automatically tell you what you need to do. In that sense, it’s very similar to an actual personal assistant, who might be tasked with managing your schedule and keeping things running on time. 24me is available on Google Play and the iTunes app store.
From companionship to nursing, we can assist with daily living activities such as bathing and dressing, meal prep and housekeeping to nursing services including providing medication, wound care and serious injury care. Whether you need support in the morning to get out of bed and start your day, or assistance in the evening to prepare a meal and take medication, or help in the middle of the night, our caregivers can be by your side around-the-clock.
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