“2 out of 3 Stroke sufferers leave hospital with a disability” – why are they being discharged home prematurely?

“2 out of 3 Stroke sufferers leave hospital with a disability” – why are they being discharged home prematurely?

Stroke survivors leave hospital requiring help in their homes where daily struggles can have a catastrophic and very expensive impact as almost a third of this patient population receive no social service visits, according to the Stroke Association.

It is widely known that Physiotherapy delivered as early as possible, as well as consistently can be the most effective method in preventing long term problems. However 45% of patients discharged from hospital get no further community therapy support and input.

Stroke is a recovering condition unlike a lot of neurological conditions, which are degenerative, so there is a real reason for investing in appropriate therapy as soon as possible. This will enable people of working age to get back to work or others to achieve their pre-baseline functional status. It also reduces the costs of long term care.

We at SilverPhysio aim to not only years to the lives of those affected by Stroke, but also adding life to those years. We incorporate multi-disciplinary therapies as necessary and design a holistic treatment plan. This is particularly true in our home-based care approach, which takes into account social, environmental and psychological factors, as well including family and carers.

To arrange a domiciliary visit at a time the suits you, please send an email at: office@silverphysio.co.uk or telephone: 020 3637 8988.