Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Stroke Association. And it’s becoming more common as our population ages.
But how do you know if someone’s had one? Here are some signs to look for:
- They’re having trouble with speech.
This could be slurred or difficult-to-understand speech. They might also have trouble understanding what others are saying.
- They’re having trouble walking.
They might feel unsteady on their feet, and stagger when they walk or fall. They can’t walk straight or they lose their balance when turning corners.
- They have numbness or tingling in their face or arm.
This could mean that a stroke has affected the part of the brain that controls these functions.
- They’re having blurred vision.
It could be double vision (seeing two images at once).
If you suspect that someone may be having an episode of stroke, call 911 immediately. There are various ways to assist a stroke victim in recovery, but the most crucial thing is getting them into the right hands. That’s why we recommend calling Sweet Love Home Care Agency for all of your private care needs.
Our home care agency in Illinois is an important part of a holistic approach to stroke recovery.
We also have non-emergency medical transportation available. We can pick you up right where you are and take you wherever you need to go—whether it’s your doctor’s office or the hospital.