Strokes in older people (posted late on 09/28 from 09/27)

A family friend had a stroke a week or so ago. This is always sad because strokes, especially if not caught fast enough, cause a world of issues and tend to diminish life as we know it.

In addition to the stroke, our friend is 92 years old and lived alone….until now. When she was originally released from the local hospital the middle of last week, she was taken to a mid-Michigan assisted living center. That lasted for less than 48 hours.

Let me tell you, there is much to be said about cornering an elder when they are used to freedom; to do, eat, sleep and leisure as they please. Many don’t like to have to fall into routine – especially a bathing routine. Baths and showers, many times, are enough to cause WWIII to begin!

Besides not wanting to expose themselves to anybody and everybody, elders have poor circulation and hate to be cold. Being exposed and wet makes things even worse!

I am going to go over strokes and possible outcomes after a stroke. I am going to give hints as to how to deal kindly, yet accurately, and always display that With Age Comes Respect.

The more caregivers know, the better off their services will be!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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