Stroke patients at any hospital within the Forrest Health network now have immediate access to highly specialized neurologists as the result of a partnership between Forrest Health and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Through the Telestroke network, emergency department physicians have the ability to consult immediately with Ochsner neurologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year using telemedicine equipment to determine the best treatment options for stroke patients.
Traditionally, care for older adults has been the responsibility of family members and was provided within the extended family home. Increasingly in modern societies, care is now being provided by state or charitable institutions. The reasons for this change include decreasing family size, greater life expectancy, the geographical dispersion of families, and the tendency for women to be educated and work outside the home. Although the changes have affected European and North American countries first, they are now increasingly affecting Asian countries as well.
Companion helpers are hands off, non-medical helpers that help those in need by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to continue living life from the comfort of home. Companion help can include meal preparation, assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, accompaniment to outings and appointments, socialization, medication reminders and assistance with morning and bedtime routine. The specific needs are set up between you and the individual that you choose to hire after evaluating resumes and other materials.
Our award-winning team specializes in assisting seniors in their homes by providing caregivers you can trust. Some seniors just need a few hours a week and others need a lot more. We do it all and tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. We also provide peace of mind to their family members. We believe that there’s no better place to be than in the comfort of your own home.
Decision: A ‘decision’ regarding the type of treatment needed is the next step in caring for a patient with a stroke. Information, such as the type of stroke which has occurred and the time from onset of symptoms, is considered before a treatment decision is made. The severity of the stroke may also play a role in deciding what the most appropriate treatment will be. The patient and family members should also be informed of the risks and benefits of treatment options.
Care for the elderly in England has traditionally been funded by the state, but it is increasingly rationed according to a joint report by the King's Fund and Nuffield Trust as the cost of care to the nation rises. People who have minimal savings or other assets are provided with care either in the home (from visiting carers) or by moving to a residential care home or nursing home. However, research by the Live-in Care Hub indicates that 97% of older people do not want to move into a care home so they often struggle without support on their own. This is true for both those who will receive state funding for their care and those who will have to pay for it themselves out of savings or by selling other assets. Larger numbers of old people need help because of an aging population and medical advances, but less is being paid out by the government to help them. A million people who need care get neither formal nor informal help.
Marshall Medical’s Stroke Network team includes the physicians and staff of the ED who are the first line of treatment once a patient enters the ED with stroke symptoms. Alongside them are Stroke Coordinator Ken Atchison, and Quality Data Analyst-RN Allison Trammell who work to promote the evidence-based guidelines and assist the ED to ensure they are familiar with any new updates. This team’s effort in promoting evidence-based guidelines and providing the very best treatment possible to patients coming in to the ED is worthy of recognition.
Nurse practitioners (NP) are advanced practice registered nurses that manage acute and chronic medical conditions, both physical and mental, through history and physical exam and the ordering of diagnostic tests and medical treatments. NPs are qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions within their scope of practice. Their education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other undergraduate degree, and requires a license as a registered nurse (RN) and experience as an RN in a health care setting. They must graduate from an accredited graduate (MSN) or doctoral (DNP) program and achieve a board certification.
Our senior living community is conveniently located in the heart of Voorhees in a quiet, country-like setting, complete with scenic pond and garden. The natural environment and wooded backdrop provides the sights and sounds of nature while remaining just minutes from shopping and restaurants, hospitals, and cultural attractions, including public parks, recreational complexes, performing arts venues such as the Voorhees Ballet Theatre, community events, and more.
A local example of the life-saving stroke care making a difference was a man who came to Marshall North ER in June with weakness and impaired speech. Tests showed the patient to be a candidate for teleneurology and possible tPA – a clot busting medication. Through the teleneurology system – which links rural hospitals with a neurologist at Huntsville Hospital using a computer monitor – the medical team determined tPA should be administered. The patient received the drug and, after close monitoring, was transferred to Huntsville Hospital.
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