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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Rehab From A Stroke For 94 Year Old

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Prognosis for 42m with multiple ischemetric strokes? One 5 years ago, severe, recovered. One two weeks ago, in rehab, less severe. No cause identified

Prognosis for 42m with multiple ischemetric strokes? One 5 years ago, severe, recovered. One two weeks ago, in rehab, less severe. No cause identified

More strokes: Cause of strokes is required so prevention can assist in lowering risks of future events. Better treatments exist to provide early reversal of symptoms, but the frequent occupances are troubling, and once you are stable, prevention becomes the goal ...Read more

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When should stroke rehabilitation start?

Immediately: Stroke rehab should start immediately after it's been diagnosed. Simple in bed movements is considered part of mobilization physical therapy. Speech therapy, massage, simple movements (standing, sitting, walking) are all part of physical/occupational therapy and should not be delayed as long as the patient is stable. ...Read more

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What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

Physical therapy: Early physical therapy starting in the first 24 hrs after stroke, modalities are many should be discussed w/ pt specialist. In addition to secondary prevention of another stroke. ...Read more

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How long does stroke rehabilitation usually last?

How long does stroke rehabilitation usually last?

It all depends on th: It all depends on the type and severity of the stroke.
In general if someone requires inpatient acute rehab we are looking at a stay from 10 days to 3 week admission (again this needs to be individualized). After this admission, patients usually require additional therapy either in the home or on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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What can my family do to help me with stroke rehabilitation?

The role of the fami: The family has a very important role for the person who is living with the effects of a stroke. In addition to the very crucial role of emotional support, family members in some situations will need to learn some of the care needed to help with the basic needs of the stroke survivor. In addition, they can encourage and follow through with the strategies and exercises formulated by the therapist. ...Read more

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Post stroke rehabilitation - will it be covered after 2 months?

Post stroke rehabilitation - will it be covered after 2 months?

Depends: It really depends on the insurance. In the case of medicare, rehab is covered as long as there are realistically achievable goals within a prescribed period of time and there is documentation of continued improvement towards those goals. Once a patient has "plateaued" in their rehabilitation, the physical and occupational therapist are usually obligated to discontinue treatment. ...Read more

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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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She had a stroke, affects left side of body including trunk m at her age will rehab be able to reverse some of the damage?

Yes, if done right: Rehab will help but she will require careful assessment and specific recommendations based on her baseline health status and other underlying conditions. Also need to consider, not just physical but emotional and mental requirements and capabilities. ...Read more

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Tips for post stroke rehab?

Tips for post stroke rehab?

Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result. ...Read more

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Who is typically on a stroke rehab team?

The interdisciplinar: The interdisciplinary team usually consists of a rehabilitation physician who is usually a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehab)and/or a neurologist, a rehab nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist if communication and/or swallowing is affected and in some cases a neuropsychologist and social worker or case manager may be involved. ...Read more

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What re the chances of a 20-year-old having a stroke?

What re the chances of a 20-year-old having a stroke?

Risk low for 20 yo: It is rare for a 20 year old to have a stroke, but it is somewhat more common for people who have sickle cell anemia, or people who use cocaine or smoke marijuana, which are known to increase the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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How effective is rehabilitation for treating a stroke?

Sooner & more=better: In general, as much therapy as tolerated as soon as tolerated is best for anyone who's suffered from a stroke. If possible, inpatient rehabilitation is ideal, assuming that patient requires 2 or more rehab modalities eg physical & occupational and has endurance to actively participate 3hrs/d. If one or both don't apply, then push for outpt rehab. Lastly, home health PT/OT but that's only 1-2x/wk ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with stroke rehab?

Can acupuncture help with stroke rehab?

Although research ha: Although some research and case reports have demonstrated some positive results in some patients, there have not been any large definitive study that has been attempted to answer this question.
Unlike in the US, in China often include acupuncture is included as part of the early treatment along with other disciplines and interventions. ...Read more

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How should I prepare to return home after stroke treatment at rehab center?

Working closely with: Working closely with the rehab team is crucial. They will provide education and training for not only the patient but the family/caregivers, recommend specific equipment, and assist with the transition to an appropriate home rehab or outpatient therapy program.
It is also important that a follow up appointment is scheduled with the family physician and all specialists involved with care. ...Read more

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