“We are thrilled to support the University of Louisville Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center’s U Care program with our RN-led clinical AfterCare model. Patients and their caregivers need more resources and ongoing support when managing the transition from a hospitalization to another setting or home. We look forward to implementing this model and future programs to help UofL Hospital provide a differentiated patient experience for the communities it serves,” said Dr. Brian Holzer, CEO of Lacuna Health.
The GWTG-Stroke program is a voluntary program created by the American Heart Association and made available to all hospitals in the U.S. in 2003. To receive a PAA from the program, participating hospitals must meet each of seven individual performances measures -- such as prescription of anti-thrombotic medication within 48 hours of admission -- in 85% of hospitalizations for at least 1 year.
It’s very common to have a negative attitude after a serious illness, and some patients experience depression after a stroke — sometimes weeks or months later. However, it is absolutely critical to keep a realistic or positive attitude during rehabilitation to maximize results. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists, who are part of your care team, may recommend therapy and/or medication.
Stroke is an emergency "brain attack", cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Ischemic stroke occurs when arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the gradual build-up of plaque and other fatty deposits. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks, leaking blood into the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes account for 13% of all strokes.
After you’re treated for stroke, you may be screened for atrial fibrillation (AFib)—a heart rhythm disorder that, untreated, causes an estimated 15 percent of strokes. Because an irregular heartbeat may not appear for weeks, your Cone Health doctors may recommend placing an implantable loop recorder—a small device that can monitor your heart for up to three years, giving us a better chance of uncovering your AFib and helping you prevent subsequent strokes. Cone Health is a leader and early adapter of this technology for stroke prevention.
When a patient exhibits signs of a stroke, a first responder is immediately sent to the patient’s bedside, whether in the emergency room or on a nursing floor, to assess the patient. This begins a series of rapid activities, including lab work and CT imaging, to provide our emergency physicians and/or neurologist with the proper diagnostic information to determine which interventions are best based on each individual case. The physicians already on the case may bring other specialists, such as neurosurgeons or neuro-interventionalists, into the case depending on the course of treatment.
U Care is yet another innovation in quality stroke care by the staff at the UofL Hospital, the first hospital designated as a comprehensive stroke center in Kentucky by the Joint Commission. In addition, UofL Hospital once again has been awarded the top level of distinction by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Elite Plus, Gold Plus award. The award recognizes the hospital’s success in providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Robin claims to be a personal eyes-free assistant while you’re driving. Everything is delivered by voice, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. Ask Robin for directions, places to park, the latest traffic updates, social media updates, gas station locations, or weather in your immediate location or wherever you’re traveling to. It’s still in beta, so features are constantly being added. Robin Voice Assistant is available on Google Play.
“At UofL Hospital, we continually strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients,” said Dr. Kerri Remmel, medical director of the UofL Hospital Stroke Center and chair of the UofL Department of Neurology. “U Care adds the vital step of thoroughly programmed follow-up with stroke patients to ensure they continue recovery, avoid unnecessary readmission to the hospital and prevent a second stroke.”
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Google is known for its accessibility, and its assistant is available across a number of products. Get it on your phone, speaker, watch, laptop, TV, or in your car. It connects to frequently used products like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify. You can tell your Roomba where to clean by using Google Assistant, and it’ll connect to smart home devices like a Nest thermostat. Google Assistant is available on Google Home, as well as apps on Google Play and the iTunes app store.
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This is another app that is very similar to an actual personal assistant. If you’re in need of someone to take notes or to summarize your meetings, this is the app for you. Tetra uses artificial intelligence to take notes and keep your team in sync. Your team members can place conference calls through the app, which will highlight important moments from the call and will send notes to all members upon call completion, allowing everyone to focus on the conversation instead of having to take personal notes. Tetra is available on the iTunes app store.
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Considered to be one of the best stroke rehabilitation centers in America, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, also known as RIC, takes care of more patients who have suffered from strokes than most other hospitals in the entire country. The medical staff includes specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitative techniques who are renowned for their expertise. Some of the finest speech language pathologists will guide your loved one in relearning how to speak or swallow if necessary. RIC also offers some innovative technologies that are hard to find at other stroke centers. The robot-assisted walking therapy is one of these cutting-edge technologies; it uses robotic devices that are attached to the patient, helping him move his legs in a natural manner. Physical therapy is complemented by patient training, education, and support groups to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness.
Around the clock care is ideal for someone coming home from the hospital after surgery, suffering from a debilitating condition such as a stroke, or someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related conditions and is at risk when left alone unattended. Around-the-clock care is also a good option for family caregivers who need a break or will be away on vacation. Some families even opt for around-the-clock care to ensure their loved one has someone to assist them with the activities of everyday life, to escort them to appointments and outings and to provide care and support as required.