Nurses that work with stroke survivors (Posted late on 10/16 from 10/15)

Just like the doctors who specialize in working with stroke survivors, there are also nurses who have been specially trained to learn the ins and outs of dealing with the issues provided by this issue that affects the brain.
As we have learned, strokes occur when the supply of blood to the brain has been interrupted or reduced. Specialized nursing staff is able to educate the survivors about routine health care and how to carry out the basic activities of daily living.
Some of what they help people with is how to follow their medication schedule, how to care for their skin, how to move out of their bed and into their wheelchair safely and effectively and, if the survivor also has other concerns like diabetes, then they will help them with those issues, too. Some of the nurses specialize in rehabilitation and therefore help the stroke survivors learn about the risk factors that lead them to their initial stroke in order to detain a second stroke. These nurses also help to educate us caregivers!
Managing personal care issues like bathing and incontinence are two really big issues. As caregivers know, both of these can be difficulties that are hard to work with. The nurses may be able to suggest various strategies to help caregivers get these tasks completed the best and most efficient way.
To help clients regain continence, the nurses can help teach you how to strengthen their pelvic muscles. You may also want to follow a timed voiding schedule as to how to avoid accidents.
If incontinence issues continue, the rehabilitation nurse may be able to help you to learn to insert and to manage catheters and to take special hygienic measures to prevent other incontinence-related issues from coming to light. By getting this help and support, you are once again displaying that With Age Comes Respect.

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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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