This week is national stroke week, so we’re raising awareness and providing a useful strategy which can help identify if someone is having a stroke.
With a stroke, time lost is brain lost. The sooner a personal receives treatment, the less damage is likely to occur, so every second is crucial.
A useful way to identify the signs of a stroke is the F.A.S.T. acronym (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) If you or anyone you know displays these signs, regardless of their duration, it’s crucial to immediately dial triple zero (000).
Examine their facial expression. Is there a noticeable droop in their mouth?
Can they raise both arms without difficulty?
Is their speech slurred? Are they able to comprehend you clearly?
Time is of the essence. If you observe any of these indicators, call 000 immediately.
Facial weakness, arm weakness, and speech difficulties are the most prevalent manifestations of a stroke, but they’re not the sole ones. Additional stroke symptoms might arise on their own or in conjunction with others:
Weakness, numbness, or paralysis in the facial, arm, or leg muscles on one or both sides of the body
Trouble speaking or comprehending language
Vertigo, loss of equilibrium, or an inexplicable stumble
Vision loss, sudden blurriness, or diminished sight in one or both eyes
Intense, abrupt headaches or an unexplained shift in headache patterns
Challenges with swallowing
Get into contact for any in-home aged care inquiries and to arrange a free consultation.
1300 912 155, (03) 9863 6149
Learn more about our in-home Aged Care Services
Try our calculator for self-funded individuals!
We understand that it can be stressful trying to figure out how much money the care you need will cost. We’ve made it easy to figure out how much it will cost for even the most complicated of care plans.