This inspection took place on 17 September 2018 and was carried out by one inspector. The provider was given 48 hours’ notice of the inspection visit because it is a small domiciliary care agency and we needed to be sure that they would be in the office. We also needed them to get people’s consent for us to visit them at home or telephone them as part of the inspection.
These boxes were also highly ranked by readers in this category, but we felt they deserve to be in a class of their own. They contain more “lifestyle” type products and aren’t about replenishing daily-use items that you’re running low on– but they are personal care in the sense that they’re all great boxes to promote health, wellness, and self-care:
Aiken Regional Medical Centers is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care. We're proud to receive the Get With The Guidelines® Silver Plus Achievement Award for having reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for one calendar year. In addition, we demonstrated 75 percent compliance to seven out of ten stroke quality measures during the 12-month period.
Alzheimer’s In-Home Care is a comprehensive service designed especially for our clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As one of the most common causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease causes confusion and impaired thought and speech. Unlike dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is specifically diagnosed by physicians after running blood tests, brain scans and additional specialized testing.
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:
Intravenous injection of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), also called alteplase, is considered the gold standard treatment for ischemic stroke. An injection of tPA is usually given through a vein in the arm. This potent clot-busting drug ideally is given within three hours. In some instances, tPA can be given up to 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms begin.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery inside the brain ruptures or when an aneurysm at the base of the brain bursts. Twenty percent of all strokes suffered are hemorrhagic strokes. Symptoms more specific to this type of stroke include headache, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, seizures, sudden changes in mental state and lethargy. Hemorrhagic strokes usually occur in the daytime and during physical activity. The symptoms typically begin very suddenly and evolve over several hours.