The Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Stroke Team is an interdisciplinary specialty team with expertise in the full recovery of victims of stroke. The team is composed of:
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Registered Nurse
- Social Worker
- Registered Dietitian
- Home Health Aide
Together the team works on objectives to aid the stroke survivor in coping
with life as it is and to work toward goals that they have. The Stroke Team works with local hospitals and out patient facilities to ease the transition of the stroke patient to out patient status.
In a larger scale, the Stroke Team is interested in education of ourselves, our colleagues, the patients, the patient’s caregivers, and any one who is interested in stroke and its prevention.
The National Stroke Association recommends you act FAST when you suspect
Face- Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms- Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech- Are their words slurred?
Time- Call 9-1-1 immediately.