Using state-of-the-art technologies, we care for some of the most complex stroke cases seen anywhere. Our experienced teams – including board-certified physicians, physical and occupational therapists, certified rehabilitation registered nurses and neuropsychologists – work in hospital, skilled nursing and at-home settings. These capabilities have helped us become the first multi-site stroke rehabilitation program to earn certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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.
Our residents receive personal care and service based on their individual needs and preferences. Regardless of your length of stay, our team of health care professionals will work with you to develop a specific plan of care designed to meet and exceed your recovery goals. We accomplish this by consulting with you and your physician to determine your needs for nursing care and/or rehabilitative services.
Mayo Clinic provides easy access to its stroke rehabilitation services by working with numerous insurance companies, and in most cases, doesn’t require a referral from a physician. Once you’ve made an appointment, your loved one will be evaluated by doctors with extensive training in neurology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation, and other specialties. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic treat approximately 15,000 people who have suffered from stroke or similar conditions each year, so you can count on their expertise. For diagnostic purposes, Mayo Clinic uses advanced technology and imaging tests. One special type of diagnosis used at this facility is stroke telemedicine, or telestroke. Used only by doctors with advanced training and involving video cameras, the Internet, and advanced robotic equipment, telestroke is used to evaluate patients who have suffered from acute strokes.
U Care is yet another innovation in quality stroke care by the staff at the UofL Hospital, the first hospital designated as a comprehensive stroke center in Kentucky by the Joint Commission. In addition, UofL Hospital once again has been awarded the top level of distinction by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Elite Plus, Gold Plus award. The award recognizes the hospital’s success in providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services the older population—persons 65 years or older—numbered 39.6 million in 2009. They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65-plus years old represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000, but that is expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030. This will mean more demand for elderly care facilities in the coming years. There were more than 36,000 assisted living facilities in the United States in 2009, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America in 2009. More than 1 million senior citizens are served by these assisted living facilities.
Simply stated, at Stryker we put quality first in everything we do. Throughout all aspects of our company, we continually enhance our quality systems to develop, produce and market solutions that meet regulatory requirements and—most important—the needs of our customers around the world. From process improvement to product development, we never compromise quality.
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)."
UT Southwestern also offers patients access to innovations in stroke care, including new treatment options for cerebrovascular disorders. UT Southwestern evaluates these innovative treatments for effectiveness and often then becomes the first hospital in North Texas to offer them. Speak with our doctors about clinical trial opportunities for patients who have had strokes.
Marshall Medical’s Stroke Network team includes the physicians and staff of the ED who are the first line of treatment once a patient enters the ED with stroke symptoms. Alongside them are Stroke Coordinator Ken Atchison, and Quality Data Analyst-RN Allison Trammell who work to promote the evidence-based guidelines and assist the ED to ensure they are familiar with any new updates. This team’s effort in promoting evidence-based guidelines and providing the very best treatment possible to patients coming in to the ED is worthy of recognition.
Medications delivered directly to the brain. Doctors may insert a long, thin tube (catheter) through an artery in your groin and thread it to your brain to deliver tPA directly into the area where the stroke is occurring. This is called intra-arterial thrombolysis. The time window for this treatment is somewhat longer than for intravenous tPA, but is still limited.
With a long history of providing stroke rehabilitation to its patients, Craig Hospital can fulfill any type of health care need that your loved one might have. Maintaining a close relationship with numerous trauma centers, this facility offers great health care support to stroke patients. With extensive experience in treating both adolescent and adult patients, the doctors at Craig Hospital take part in interdisciplinary teams that help treat each stage of stroke damage. The care units offer two therapy gyms, a supervised activity room, and special rooms designed for individual therapy. Most patients begin treatment in the West Unit, and as they progress with rehabilitation and recovery, they can move to the East Unit. The various therapy classes at Craig Hospital include a skills class, a fit class, a speech group, and educational programs.
“At UofL Hospital, we continually strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients,” said Dr. Kerri Remmel, medical director of the UofL Hospital Stroke Center and chair of the UofL Department of Neurology. “U Care adds the vital step of thoroughly programmed follow-up with stroke patients to ensure they continue recovery, avoid unnecessary readmission to the hospital and prevent a second stroke.”
At Andrews Senior Care, we believe that your best, most fulfilling life is ahead of you. Our retirement living homes invite you to join an energetic community where you can live worry-free and make new memories with friends and family. We are here to serve you hearty meals, let you try new things, and provide you with a variety of services, amenities and activities that are all here to give you independence when you want it and help when you need it. Finally, this is your time. Enjoy it!
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A local example of the life-saving stroke care making a difference was a man who came to Marshall North ER in June with weakness and impaired speech. Tests showed the patient to be a candidate for teleneurology and possible tPA – a clot busting medication. Through the teleneurology system – which links rural hospitals with a neurologist at Huntsville Hospital using a computer monitor – the medical team determined tPA should be administered. The patient received the drug and, after close monitoring, was transferred to Huntsville Hospital.
Outcomes for individuals with stroke have improved significantly due to the implementation of Acute Stroke System of Care. The community is better equipped to recognize stroke as a “brain attack,” and there is greater awareness of the importance of medical care within one hour of symptom onset. Likewise, EMS systems have been enhanced to transport individuals to regional stroke care centers that are equipped to administer fibrinolytics.
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