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Know your "risk factors" to help prevent you from having a stroke. There are many successful stroke recovery stories that are inspiring...but better yet is not to ever encounter one...this is an important read:

Did you know that more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer a stroke each year? If you're recovering from a stroke and suffering major side effects, like problems with hearing or vision, paralysis, balance problems, or difficulty walking or moving around in daily life, Medicare covers rehabilitation services to help you regain your normal functions.

Signs of a stroke Medicare covers medical and rehabilitation services while you're in a hospital or  Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) . It also helps pay for medically-necessary  outpatient physical and occupational therapy.
If you need rehabilitation after a stroke, visit  Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Compare  to find and compare rehabilitation facilities in your ZIP code. You can compare facilities based on quality of care, like how often patients get infections or pressure ulcers.
There are certain risk factors that can increase your chances of having a recurring stroke, like smoking and drinking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and bad eating habits. Knowing your risk factors can help prevent a stroke from happening again. You can also prevent 80% of recurring strokes through lifestyle changes and medical interventions.

Medicare covers these preventive services that can help you, and in most cases, you'll pay nothing for these services:

          Cardiovascular disease screening  (includes blood test screening for cholesterol)
          Diabetes screenings  and  self-management training
          Smoking & tobacco use cessation counseling  (to stop smoking or using tobacco products)

Suffering a stroke can be scary, and for some the recovery can be life changing. Having the resources you need to take control of your health can help you with your recovery and perhaps prevent another stroke.

Happy Father's Day to you and to yours. "A good man obtains favor from the Lord. A patient man has great understanding. The man of integrity walks securely. He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge." Prov. 12:2; 14:29; 10:9; 14:26

Happy Father's Day

Faithfully serving our senior community for over 19 years, 

Mitch Jerome
Senior Source
Senior Care Specialist

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