We have Partnered With Heart & Stroke .CA

We have Partnered With Heart & Stroke .CA

Victoria Care For Stroke, Have partnered with Heart & Stroke Foundation To help Fight STROKES!

 

 

From a painful loss of her Mom, the Founder of “Victoria Care for Stroke” came to realise how her limited awareness around the severity of stroke affected her mother’s health and life. After her mom’s passing, she started doing research and began connecting the dots of the symptoms experienced by her Mom that were neglected.

 

Although it was too late to save her Mom’s life, she started Victoria Care for Stroke Survivors in honour of her mother and saved the lives of others. It’s goal is to educate people in third word countries and to provide assistive products that have proven to help in recovery and relearning daily living skills. 

Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Stroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. but physical therapy occupational therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy may help and lifestyle changes may help prevent another one. Victoria care for stroke has partnered with heart and stroke foundation to provide you some of the most effective assistive products to help in your recovery and relearning daily living skills so that you can be mobile and independent  

 

The goal is to restore as much independence as possible. Every person is different, and so is every stroke. Many people regain some or all of their ability to take care of themselves. Those who get clot-busting drugs soon enough after their stroke may recover completely. And people whose abilities are changed by a stroke can often learn ways to adapt through therapies to help with movement, everyday tasks, and communication.




How to deal with Spasticity, Weakness, and Paralysis with exercise after a Stroke:

Many people lose the use of their arm and hand after a stroke. Many also experience   uncontrollable muscle tightness, and stiffness, which make movement difficult. According to studies, experts estimate that 20-50% of stroke survivors have some spasticity. Paralysis or weakness on one side of the body happens to about 80% of people.

Exercise helps you rebuild your strength. Strengthening the muscles in your hand and arm will help improve your grip and ability to use your limb. An early arm exercise involves holding your weak arm with your strong arm and rocking it back and forth like a baby. As you gain strength and mobility, you can use squeeze balls, wrist weights, or hand weights to tone and build muscle.

Stress Realise Squishy ball

Stretching:

Stretching exercises promote blood flow and make it easier to move your arm. You can start by gently stretching your hand, arm, and shoulder in a full range of motion. Also you can use your unaffected hand to gently stretch the wrist, fingers, and thumb on your opposite hand

 

Electrical Stimulation Therapy

A stroke interferes with your brain's ability to send messages to the nerves in your muscles. This can make it difficult to move and control your arm and hand. Electrical stimulation (ES) therapy is a safe way to stimulate the nerves that make your muscles contract. Victoria care for stroke survivor recommends the Muscle Stimulator Set to help you regain control over your limb, improve muscle tone, and reduce pain and spasticity.

Practice Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are small, precise movements you make with your hand and fingers. You can build this skill by tracing a design with a pen, shuffling cards, or picking up small beans and putting them in a cup. As with all rehabilitation exercises, repetition is important to help retrain your brain. You need to practice daily, Visit this collection



Occupational Therapy: Relearning Life Skills

One of the most important parts of your recovery is relearning daily living skills so that you can be mobile and independent. Our collection recommends aids that will help you  work around your disabilities so that you can change your clothes, take a shower on your own, cook, and clean independently.

CARING FOR Your Teeth

If you are taking blood thinners you should avoid bruises . since your gums are delicate, you should clean your mouth with a lighter touch. Use a soft toothbrush, and don't scrub. Choose a waxed dental floss; slide it carefully between your teeth. View Victoria care for stroke collection for suitable oral care product recommended for youSHOP
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Avoid Bumps ,SLIPS and Falls

The blood thinner your doctor prescribed to keep clots from forming in your heart or blood vessels can help prevent a heart attack and stroke. But because these drugs make it hard for you to stop bleeding, a minor injury can turn serious. Invest in these recommended anti slip mats , step stools, railings SHOP

Stick to a Schedule

Take your medicine at the same time each day. Some blood thinners don't work right if you're not consistent.

Use a pill organizer or the calendar on your smartphone to remind yourself. If you forget, take it as soon as you remember. Buy a talking alarm Clock Don't skip a pill. SHOP

 

Cut Carefully

Blood thinners can turn a tiny cut into a major bleed. Wear gloves when you work with knives, or other sharp tools. Avoid using knives when not necessary .most of our client find the Thumb knife effective and safe for cutting veggies. You may also consider knife guards, metallic gloves  or visit our SHOP.

 Finger guard for cutting

 

Heart Rate: How Much Do You Know?

normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness.  Blood clot is a leading cause of stroke and heart attack  we recommend that you keep track of the performance of our heart you should track your heart beat (resting or during exercise) with a tracker such as our Smart Watch Heart Monitor Click here to view

Photo of smart watch heart rate tracker





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