A woman places her hand on a senior male's arm holding a tennis ball after a stroke

Rehabilitation After a Stroke

The recent death of television actor Luke Perry from what his publicist termed a “massive stroke” at age 52 brought the issue of strokes to the forefront for many Americans. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke in the United States (about 600,000 are first attacks and 185,000 are recurrent attacks); strokes proved fatal to more than 140,000 of them. If you or a loved one are faced with a possible stroke situation, you’re encouraged to remember the acronym F.A.S.T., which stands for:
F = facial droop

A = arm or limb weakness

S = slurred speech or trouble speaking

T = time to get to the hospital as soon as possible if you are exhibiting any of these symptoms

Strokes can have lingering consequences, including these life-altering disabilities:

  • Problems controlling movement, including walking, balancing, swallowing, and even moderate-to-severe paralysis
  • Sensory disturbances, such as the ability to feel touch, pain, or temperature
  • Trouble using or understanding language
  • Cognitive and memory issues
  • Emotional challenges and outbursts

At Santa Ana’s South Coast Post Acute, we offer intensive medical and physical rehabilitation therapy to those recovering from a stroke. Our caring, skilled nursing team will help you regain independence and a strong quality of life after a stroke, helping you:

  • Recover from the turbulent effects of a stroke
  • Relearn skills
  • Learn and employ coping and adaptive strategies and ability
  • Gain greater dexterity and mobility
  • Utilize speech, physical, and occupational therapy

South Coast Post Acute is Southern California’s choice for skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care, and post-acute care. We are by your side along every step of your post-acute journey. Our compassionate and exceptional staff supports all of your medical and health goals. If you or a loved one are recovering from a stroke, contact South Coast today.

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.  

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