A stroke, or a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off due to interruption of bloody flow or rupture of blood vessels in the brain. The brain cells die as they are deprived of the oxygen and glucose they need to survive.
Individuals who have experienced Stroke have an elevated risk of developing Vascular Dementia. The individual is cognitively, emotionally and physically vulnerable post his stroke and proper care systems can help avoid further decline. TMECS’ Post-Stroke Transition Care Plans can help create the necessary care-systems for the elderly, shielding them better from further decline.
Cognitive Maintenance Sessions and Physical Therapy can help improve funtion for someone who suffered a stroke. At TMECS, our goal is to improve cognitive and daily functions and we encourage the stroke survivor to become as independent as possible. We try and accomplish this in a way that preserves dignity and motivates the survivor to relearn basic skills that the stroke may have impaired.
Caregivers and Family are play a crucial role in the Post-Stroke period. Our Training modules will help you understand and attend to the needs of your elderly better. Caring for stroke survivors can cause high levels of emotional, mental, and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and caregiver. Through our Counselling services we help you care for yourself as well! At TMECS, we have developed numerous resources and services that will help you navigate the challenging post-stroke recovery journey.