Understanding Stroke Care

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When an individual shows signs of a stroke—drooping facial features, loss of control in the extremities, and trouble producing or understanding simple statements—it is time to call 9-1-1 for emergency care. A stroke is a sudden and serious condition in which blood flow is cut off to part of the brain. Immediate medical attention is necessary to restore blood flow and limit the number of brain cells damaged during the traumatic incident.
 
After emergency stroke treatment, there is still a long road of stroke care that lies ahead. Rehabilitation, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy will be needed to guide stroke survivors through the process of restoring cognitive function.

At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, we provide compassionate care through every step of the recovery process following stroke—from rapid and accurate emergency care to ongoing specialized rehabilitation. To contact us for a closer look at our stroke care and the awards earned by our Primary Stroke Care Center , visit our website or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

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