Posted on May 23, 2020
As part of its public education campaign to educate people about the debilitating effects caused by strokes, the American Stroke Association’s website offers free resources for people to learn more about the disease, including the warning signs to recognize if a loved one suffers a stroke.
The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month and, as a supporter of the American Stroke Association, Amramp helps stroke survivors with limited mobility to live safely in their homes for as long as possible during recovery.
In an interview on The Stroke Channel, Amramp’s Chief Operating Officer Justin Gordon discussed, in addition to wheelchair ramps, the wide range of accessibility solutions that can help prevent stroke survivors and their caregivers from having slip and fall accidents in and around the home. The Stroke Channel raises awareness about the signs of stroke and provides support to those who have suffered a stroke. Click on the image below to view a portion of the interview.
“We are a nationwide provider of wheelchair ramps and other accessibility solutions such as stair lifts, and full home modifications,” Mr. Gordon said. “We provide solutions that make someone’s house accessible so they can age in place gracefully and with dignity and that’s what we’re here to help with.”
According to the American Stroke Association, some of the physical changes that affect stroke patients are the result of injury to the brain and may include one or more of the following symptoms – weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, seizures, spasticity, and fatigue. In addition to physical symptoms, stroke survivors often have cognitive issues that can affect speech, hearing, comprehension, and memory.
Click here to download our guide “Making a Home More Accessible for Stroke Survivors”.