Forest Healthcare operates multiple stroke rehabilitation centres around London and across the South and East of England and each one has highly experienced team members that are not only great at their profession but also great at providing a human connection during emotional times such as this.
Over 100,000 people experiencing a stroke in the UK every year, and 400 of those are children. With numbers like these, it should come as no surprise that private stroke rehabilitation is coming under more and more demand. Continue reading to find out more about stroke and what the rehabilitation process involves, and find out how Forest Healthcare can help.
What is involved in stroke rehabilitation?
This type of care is generally given in a nursing care centre due to the varied requirements that call for a specialised team of care workers who each have their own field of expertise.
Stroke rehabilitation almost always involves some form of physical rehabilitation in order to regain movement and flexibility. It may not always be possible to fully restore movement in the affected parts of the body, but the goal remains the same: giving our residents the best chance at making the fullest recovery possible in their situation. We also provide a full range of neurological care services that focus on the brain, including any behavioural changes that may have occurred.
The majority of our stroke rehabilitation centres also provide a wide range of specialist care services that may be useful if the need arises in any particular case. This gives our residents quick and easy access to necessary services without leaving the centre.
Forest Healthcare centres that can offer care for Stroke Rehabilitation include:
|Hertfordshire||Elstree & Borehamwood||Forest Care Village|
|Kent||Gillingham||Grace Manor Care Centre|
|London||Camden NW5||Ash Court Care Centre|
|London||Islington N1||Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre|
|Norfolk||Hingham||Hassingham House Care Centre|
|Oxfordshire||Stanford in the Vale||The Grange Care Centre|
How quickly can one recover from a stroke?
As with almost all medical conditions, there are no rules as far as time is concerned. However, the most important part of the recovery process is generally the first two to three weeks following the stroke. This is when the most rapid changes will occur, before a longer recovery period in which the person could continue to show improvements in their condition for months or even years to come.
Before the main part of rehabilitation and recovery can begin, a person who has experienced a stroke will have spent time in hospital until the doctors are satisfied that they were clinically stable. This could be a few days, or it could take weeks. Many hospitals in the UK are equipped to begin minor rehabilitation within 24 hours of a stroke, so the process can begin even before entering a specialised rehabilitation centre.
After a person has been determined to be clinically stable, they can leave the hospital and begin recovering in the more appropriate and homely surroundings of a stroke rehabilitation centre with the tools and expertise to handle these issues.
Factors that affect the recovery process include the person’s age, severity of stroke, possible complications caused by it, as well as emotional and motivational aspects. The best way to speed up the process is simply to start as soon as medically possible.
Contact us to speak to our knowledgeable staff who can answer more of your questions on the process and help you decide what is the best option. We can also arrange a tour if you’d like to come and see one of our stroke rehabilitation centres around the UK.