Long-term care for stroke patients is an on-going process following the stroke that may last months, years or for the rest of the patient's life. There are many traumatic issues that the patient and family may have to adjust to, including providing a round-the-clock caregiver for a severely impaired patient and anxiety about the risks of a reoccurrence. Since people who have had a stroke are at risk for another stroke, these concerns are justified.
For the patient and for the family, living with these issues can be stressful and debilitating.
The Emory MBNA Stroke Center can continue to monitor stroke patients following recovery and rehabilitation to minimize the risk of reoccurrence. Our diagnostic and therapeutic resources are among the finest in the nation.
And, we can offer continued support services to help patients cope with a range of issues, from fear and depression to coping with their new life. Our Social Services support also can recommend caregiver resources or, if necessary, long-term stroke care facilities.
In addition, a nutritional, low-fat diet, exercise and life-style changes are critical components to helping the patient lower the risk of a future brain attack. The Emory MBNA Stroke Center offers educational information and resources to help patients in the short term, and for the rest of their lives.