Act F.A.S.T to Prevent Irreversible Damage from Stroke
Despite the fact that stroke is the third leading cause of death inAmerica and the number one cause of adult disability, many remain uneducated as to its causes and methods for prevention.
Even more alarming is the fact that many individuals fail to recognize a stroke when experiencing symptoms or seeing someone else with the symptoms. Sunshine Care Homes understands the importance of Stroke Education. We encourage you and your loved ones to become more aware about stroke risk factors, methods for prevention and symptom recognition. Sunshine Care Homes knows that acting F.A.S.T is the key to reducing the side effects of a stroke.
Here are signs to look for:
Face- Ask the person to smile. Does one side of his face droop?
Arms- Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech- Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Can he repeat the sentence correctly? Are his words slurred?
**If any of these answers are YES then…
Time is of essence! Call 911 right away or get to a hospital as quickly as possible!
More on strokes and care management next week. www.sunsinhineacare.com
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