Safety after Stroke

Safety after Stroke

Moving around safely and easily is not something you may think about, until you have had a stroke. Many areas of your life will be impacted and adaptations will need to be made to be safer.

For example your home can be safer by modifying your home environment to prevent accidents as you move around the house or apartment.

There are many different ways to accommodate your life after stroke that will depend on your strength, ability, judgment, and support.

Stroke affects each survivor differently. Depending of the type of stroke they endured, the level of injury to the brain, and the person’s overall health, can impact the recovery of a person.

Conditions like weakness, paralysis, problems with balance or coordination, pain or numbness, problems with memory or thinking, tiredness, and problems with bladder or bowel control can all change the way a person will function in their home.