We leave the hospital ‘quicker and sicker’ – within a week after a stroke. Without information to handle home nursing care, and continue physical and speech therapy.
5 million, return to hospitalswithin 30 days of discharge. Falls are #1 injury. Families receive no safety information.
Medicare benefits to cover both physical and speech therapy last less than a few Professionals charge about $150 a session – beyond the reach of most families, worldwide. Life-long rehabilitation must continue, at home.
More than half of all people who survive a stroke are challenged in talking; understanding what is said or seen. Without being able to communicate, feelings of isolation, depression, to be unemployable to work, that effects the quality of life for the whole family.
When a wage earner is unable to work, a partner takes that place; There is then a reversal in roles.
If a medication is not covered by insurance, the costof hundredsof dollarschips away at life savings.
Younger people, ‘Sandwiched Inⓒ’ caught between caring for their kids, aging parents, increasingly hold a job.