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Options for stroke victims returning home

May 24, 2012

Photo by Colin Deppen - Julie Heary, an R.N. and educational coordinator with Elk Regional Health Center, spoke about what services are available to individuals and their families in returning home after suffering a stroke.

ST. MARYS - Following a stroke, a patient and family members are often faced with a number of challenges that accompany the decision to bring their loved one home. But a recent seminar held at The Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center that focused on prevention and treatment also touched on the home health care options available to a patient and family in returning home.
Julie Heary, an RN and educational coordinator with Elk Regional Health Center, discussed what a stroke victim and their family can expect in returning home. She said skilled nursing is often needed when re-acclimating stroke victims to their residences and that the goal of nursing professionals is to help patients remain in their homes for as long as possible.
"Our goal is to keep you at home. We want to be there where you want to be," Heary said.

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