One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.[47]
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If your stroke affected the right side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the left side of your body may be affected. If your stroke damaged the brain tissue on the left side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the right side of your body may be affected. Brain damage to the left side of your brain may cause speech and language disorders.

To determine the most appropriate treatment for your stroke, your emergency team needs to evaluate the type of stroke you're having and the areas of your brain affected by the stroke. They also need to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a brain tumor or a drug reaction. Your doctor may use several tests to determine your risk of stroke, including:
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“We are currently negotiating funding with the HSE, to further develop the service so that it’s rapidly available to everybody,” says Thornton. “We began the service without any additional funding or new structures in place. There are charities such as the Irish Heart Foundation that are currently in the process of reviewing guidelines to publish a formal protocol for patients and doctors on how to approach and deal with a large-vessel stroke. But we need the HSE to formally recognise the importance of medical thrombectomy and to support urgent development of the service because it is essential that stroke patients in Ireland are getting the best standard of care possible.”
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If you're seeking your doctor's advice during a scheduled appointment, your doctor will evaluate your risk factors for stroke and heart disease. Your discussion will focus on avoiding these risk factors, such as not smoking or using illegal drugs. Your doctor also will discuss lifestyle strategies or medications to control high blood pressure, cholesterol and other stroke risk factors.
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On average, someone suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. In all, 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The statistics are staggering, and make it clear why quick diagnosis and treatment is so important if you think you may be having a stroke. At MountainView Regional Medical Center, we know that a stroke can happen at any time. We’re ready all the time — 24 hours a day to provide vital, immediate attention.
SeniorCare Inc. was founded in 1972, and has evolved into a multi-faceted non-profit organization that now provides consumers with a one stop portal for elder and disability services and information.  We provide assistance through many avenues: Meals on Wheels, the Massachusetts Home Care program, and other supportive services.  We also have evidence-based wellness programs and volunteer services.

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.

In most western countries, care facilities for older adults are residential family care homes, freestanding assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).[8] A family care home is a residential home with support and supervisory personnel by an agency, organization, or individual that provides room and board, personal care and habilitation services in a family environment for at least two and no more than six persons.[9]


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.
One relatively new service in the United States that can help keep older people in their homes longer is respite care.[18] This type of care allows caregivers the opportunity to go on vacation or a business trip and know that their family member has good quality temporary care, for without this help the elder might have to move permanently to an outside facility. Another unique type of care cropping in U.S. hospitals is called acute care of elder units, or ACE units, which provide "a homelike setting" within a medical center specifically for older adults.[19]
That’s why it’s important to treat the underlying causes of stroke, including heart disease, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (fast, irregular heartbeat), high cholesterol, and diabetes. Your doctor may give you medications or tell you to change your diet, exercise, or adopt other healthy lifestyle habits. Surgery may also be helpful in some cases.
The patient recovered from the stroke with limited damage resulting in a limp and nerve damage in one hand, but he is able to walk 2-3 miles several times a week. He attributes his successful outcome to having received tPA through access to the teleneurology system. He is thankful to the emergency physician, Dr. Gregory Driskell, for the critical care he received. 
If you think you are having a stroke, call 911 so an ambulance can quickly get to the hospital. When talking to 911, an emergency medical service or the hospital, be sure to use the word “stroke” in order to possibly speed up a diagnosis. Every minute counts when treating a stroke, raising the number of brain cells that can be saved and chances for recovery.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research offers an elite center for stroke rehabilitation that combines medical and nursing care with counseling and support, not only for your loved one but also for you and your family. All patient rooms include modern equipment that is specifically designed to offer comfort and functionality. Your friend or family member can benefit from individual or group therapy sessions, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and periodical evaluations from highly trained specialists. Patients can also take part in occupational therapy, a form of therapy that helps patients regain skills and functions necessary in getting them back to work. Each type of therapy is individualized to fit the needs of the patient. One important service offered by TIRR is an outpatient rehabilitation program that will help your loved one continue recovery after leaving the facility.

If your stroke affected the right side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the left side of your body may be affected. If your stroke damaged the brain tissue on the left side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the right side of your body may be affected. Brain damage to the left side of your brain may cause speech and language disorders.
Impaired mobility is a major health concern for older adults, affecting 50% of people over 85 and at least a quarter of those over 75. As adults lose the ability to walk, to climb stairs, and to rise from a chair, they become completely disabled. The problem cannot be ignored because people over 65 constitute the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.
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These documents have been provided to the American Heart Association by the below hospitals as examples of stroke best practices.  These documents are available only to give you an idea of how some hospitals might use discharge stroke best practices. By including this document on its Web site, the American Heart Association does not represent that these documents are complete, accurate or efficacious, or that it follows all of the American Heart Association guidelines for secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular events or stroke. Hospitals should design their own stroke best practices based on their own procedures and professional experience.
Your loved ones also benefit from around-the-clock care services. If they’ve been staying with you at your home but have an upcoming vacation planned, Nurse Next Door’s comprehensive health care program will schedule an immediate around-the-clock home care caregiver to maintain your continuity of care and ensure there are no gaps in your daily assistance while your family is away. No matter what situation occurs, you will have someone in your home to look after you and take care of your household tasks every day.
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