Stroke – What’s next?
Stroke is the most common neurological disease, affecting more than 25.000 Austrians per year and the consequences are serious for patients and their caregivers. An immediate acute treatment is essential in order to reduce the complications. The ensuing rehabilitation treatment should be started as soon as possible. The main goal of all rehabilitation programs is to enable the patient an independent life free of limitations. Even the chronic manifestations of stroke can be treated, lost functions can be further improved.
Videos – Exercises for home-based rehabilitation
Learn to get dressed again independently!
Learn to walk again!
Exercises for the stabilization!
Positioning of patients horizontally!
WHAT IS a STROKE?
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. When suspecting a stroke call the emergency number immediately. The earlier the patient can be medically treated the higher the chances to avoid longterm negative consequences.
Risks & Prevention
90% of all strokes could be prevented if the related risk factors would eliminated or at least be reduced. How to avoid a stroke?
Care & SUpport
Often it is not possible anymore that stroke patients can manage their activities of daily living alone. Depending on the patient’s need of care, different possibilities of support are available.
HELP FOR CAREGIVERS
Not only the life of patients is altered after a stroke, it also changes the lives of relatives or informal caregivers. Therefore, it is very important that this group of people has access to different forms of help and support as well.