In the United States, more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, according to data from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation.
Telehealth now available!
Pavilion Medical Home Care and Staffing is excited to announce a new partnership with TouchPointCare, an innovative Telehealth, or telephonic home monitoring system that allows patients to play a more active role in their healthcare. Patients will be monitoring their own symptoms, e.g. weight gains or losses, shortness of breath, increases in swelling, change to a wound. The telephonic system will call patients at their home and ask a few questions such as: “How are you feeling today?” or “Have you taken your medication today?” Responses to these questions are relayed to the patient’s home health nurse and, if necessary, to their physician. Urgent information is sent to the nurse immediately. The Telehealth system does not replace regular home nursing or therapy visits, or doctor’s appointments. It serves as an additional layer of care to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency visits. For more information about TouchPointCare or other services we provide, please call us at 703-299-9898.
New Stroke Program – Hope and Recovery
Pavilion Medical Home Care and Staffing announces a new Stroke – Hope and Recovery program to assist physicians in achieving the primary goals for patients recovering from a stroke — independence and quality of life. The program is designed to enable patients to live at home, avoiding frequent urgent and emergency room visits, and preventing costly re-hospitalizations whenever possible.
Through the Stroke program, Pavilion nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists follow evidence-based clinical pathways to ensure that all health needs are addressed during treatment.
At Pavilion Medical, our goal is to help survivors become as independent as much as possible, and regain mental and physical functioning. While rehabilitation does not “cure” a stroke, our trained medical team and staff members can substantially help our patients achieve the best possible long-term outcome.
Rehabilitation services include:
- Coordinating leg movements in order to walk or carrying out the steps involved in any complex activity.
- Teaching survivors new ways of performing tasks to circumvent or compensate for any residual disabilities.
- Helping patients re-learn how to bathe and dress, given their physical limitations.
- Working with patients so they can communicate effectively when their ability to use language has been compromised.
- Helping patients perform progressively more complex and demanding tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and using a toilet, and they encourage patients to begin using their stroke-impaired limbs while engaging in those tasks.
Beginning to reacquire the ability to carry out these basic activities of daily living represents the first stage in a stroke survivor’s return to functional independence. For some stroke survivors, rehabilitation will be an ongoing process to maintain and refine skills and could involve working with specialists for months or years after the stroke.