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The disease burden experienced by members of our community includes stroke – and our facility is at the forefront of providing the best medical care in order to rehabilitate stroke patients.

It is critical to acknowledge the fact that stroke is a life-changing condition that impacts both the patient, family and social circle. Royal Rehabilitation Hospital is a vital cog in ensuring that patients receive the proper continuation of care from acute facilities, as long-term medical management is crucial in ensuring enhanced quality of life. The ultimate aim is to help patients deal with stroke on a physiological and psychological basis, in order to recover and return to their homes and communities.

All you need to know?

A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Most strokes are caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain (ischemic stroke).  Other strokes are caused by bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts (haemorrhagic stroke).

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is often called a mini-stroke, but it’s really a major warning. TIA is a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. Since it does not cause permanent damage, it’s often ignored and usually resolves on its own without any therapeutic or surgical intervention.

Haemorrhagic Stroke

This is either a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak. Blood spills into or around the brain and creates swelling and pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain. There are two types of haemorrhagic stroke called intra-cerebral and subarachnoid.

Embolic Stroke 

This is caused by a clot that travels from somewhere else in the body,

usually the heart. The clot then blocks an artery leading to or in the brain. An embolic stroke happens when a piece of clot called an embolus breaks loose and is carried by the bloodstream to the brain, where the larger

arteries branch off into smaller vessels.

What you do in rehabilitation depends on what you need to become independent. You may work to improve your independence in many areas.

These include: Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting and dressing; Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair; Communication skills in speech and language; Cognitive skills such as memory or problem solving social skills for interacting with other people.

The duration of your stroke rehabilitation depends on the severity of your stroke and related complications. Some stroke survivors recover quickly. But most need some form of long-term stroke rehabilitation, lasting possibly months or years after their stroke.

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