Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Center

 

Stroke Rehabilitation Center in Bangalore & Kochi

Sukino provides the right mixture of care and supervision for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from stroke. Get your loved one rehabilitated at the most comprehensive rehab center available in Bangalore and Kochi.

 

What is stroke?

Stroke also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is reduced or stopped due to various reasons like rupturing of the blood vessel. When supply of blood is stopped, the brain is deprived of both oxygen and nutrients and this deprivation causes brain damage. This is a medical emergency as brain cells die within minutes.

There are 2 types of strokes. One is Ischemic stroke where clots formed in the blood vessels block the flow of blood to the brain depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. The second type of stroke is Hemorrhagic stroke where the blood vessels ruptures again leading to deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

What are the common symptoms of stroke?

The symptoms generally observed in patients who suffer from stroke include

  • Numbness of the face, arms or legs
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss of speech, difficulty talking, hearing and understanding when others speak
  • Sudden burst of headache or sometime very severe headache
  • Mobility impairments like loss of balance, unstable walking

They type and extent of the difficulties depends on the size and location of the stroke

What are the after-effects of Stroke?

Worldover it is seen that amongst all neurological conditions that people suffer from, it is Stroke that is a major ailment affecting people. Individual people may have different complications but in general the most noticeable effects are seen as speech impairments, mobility disorders, lack of coordination, depression.

Many researchers have found that patients who participate in post-stroke rehabilitation programs have a better life quality and perform better than those who don’t. There are a lot of things involved in treatment for stroke patients. Sukino’s physio for stroke patients program includes constraint-induced therapy, range-of-motion therapy, mobility training, etc in the aftercare for stroke patients.

Why choose inpatient rehabilitation for stroke recovery?

The way Stroke affects an individual varies from patient to patient although at a generalized level most patients suffer from speech and swallow impairment, mobility impairment, depression. The chances of a person’s recovery brighten very well if the patient is given a good recuperative and rehabilitative care. Both these care needs to go hand in hand and this can best be achieved only in a inhouse residential/inpatient center. Such a center typically has a good robust care protocol with clear outcome based monitoring systems and will be designed in a scientific manner to help patients overcome the after effects of stroke.

Why choose Sukino inpatient rehabiliation center?

Our “continuum care” model ensures to provide continuity of care to our patients post-hospitalization by being in constant contact with their primary doctors. We have consistently been achieving the best measurable outcomes for patients with our continuity care plan. This is something that we as an organization stands for and proud of.

At Sukino, we have over the years of experience in treating patients with Stroke ailments come up with a proprietory protocol approach which is unique to individuals and one that incporates the care plans of various disciplines including therapists, nurses, physicians, dietitians and more. Our care is flexible and accommodates the needs of each patient so that optimum results which are clearly measureable are obtained. Our approach includes the treatment plan of the patient’s primary physician and hence there is a continuity of care.

When a patient is admitted in Sukino inpatient care, he can be assured that he will be taken care very well and have a pleasant home like environment with clinical and therapy care provided. This will help the patient to overcome anxieties and will foster collaborative mindset.

Our doctors, therapists, nurses and caretakers involve the patient in various:

  • Physical exercises – We treat every patient with dedicated care and have a personalized plan for physiotherapy for stroke patients.
  • Cognitive exercises – Our nurses engage patients in various light and creative mental activities which boost the problem-solving ability of the patients.
  • Technology-assisted exercises – Electrical stimulation of the muscles helps in energizing weak muscles thus enhancing the probability of recuperation in patients.

We provide patients with hygienically prepared food in our continuum centers as per the diet plan advised by their doctors. In adjunct, our operation managers are not only equipped with ins and outs of rehab programs but also well-educated with insurance coverage. Rehabilitation services can vary substantially from one case to another. Amidst all the stroke rehabilitation interventions, patients feel at home with a friendly and caring staff around them.

We, at Sukino, manage the journey of the patient bridging the gap between hospital and home in a seamless and painless manner. At Sukino, we have rehabilitated many post-stroke paralysis patients and helped them managed their daily activities and get their life back to normal. The primary goal of our doctors and nurses team in post-stroke rehabilitation care is to retrain the muscles and nerves of the patients that have sustained injury after the event.

What should you be aware of ?

Awareness is the key. One has to be aware of the following important measures to help prevent any sudden onset of second stroke.

  • Knowledge of the medications and their side effects
  • Having specific set-up at home to meet the needs of the patient
  • 24/7 monitoring of the survivor routine activities
  • Precaution after the stroke and during recovery or rehabilitation
  • Following the dietitians recommended diet plan
  • Providing the right amount of exercises and physiotherapy
  • Regular visits to physician

Post-stroke care is critical for the patients who had recently been attacked. The first three months after the attack is considered to be the golden period for recovery. Survivors who have had one stroke are at high risk of having another one if the treatment programs and plans are not followed systematically, and having this care plan at home is not quite possible.

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The recovery phase of stroke demands a lot of care and attention. Constant monitoring and optimised treatment is the key to recovery when it comes to post stroke care. The recovery phase of each stroke patient is different. For the same reason, treatment for stroke patients is also variable. Sukino focuses on providing the right care and supervision to stroke survivors. Proper rehabilitation plays an important role during post stroke treatment. The post stroke facility involves physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Physical therapy helps the patients to regain the use of arms and legs. It helps in preventing muscle stiffness in patients with permanent paralysis. Speech therapy helps in regaining the speaking ability in stroke survivors. Occupational therapy helps patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the basic skills, needed for daily living like getting dressed, combing hair, using bathroom, etc.
These treatment methods are necessary during post stroke surgery along with proper medication and doctor consultation.
Yes. Rehabilitation helps in faster recovery in stroke survivors. Post stroke rehabilitation involves physical, cognitive, and technology-assisted exercises to improve and relearn some basic skills. It also helps in making your lives normal like before.
Yes, Physiotherapy helps the stroke survivors in regaining mobility. It also reduces the chances of a second stroke. Physio for stroke patients involves various activities that start after 24 hours of stroke. Stroke patients are recommended to go through a 45 minutes of physiotherapy at least 5 days a week as it helps in regaining control of their muscles.
The recovery is a stage by stage process when it comes to stroke patients. This is dependent on many factors and differs from person to person. There are different phases in stroke recovery like treatment, rehabilitation, recovery, and eventually the return to community. Every phase demands supervision and care. Aftercare for stroke patients starts from proper medication to providing constant support and understanding while they return to their normal life. The first three months post stroke are important as there are high chances of a second stroke during this period. Sukino professionals take care of the stroke survivors with a systematic treatment program or plan to help them regain their normal lives faster.
A stroke occurs when blood carrying oxygen is unable to get to a certain part of the brain. This damages the brain cells and they can die if left without oxygen even for a few minutes. A stroke requires immediate medical attention and can affect the Circulatory, Muscular, Respiratory, Nervous, and Digestive systems. The most affected parts are the limbs and mouth.