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                 AFTER   A   STROKE...S A F E T Y...

                                           IS   A   CONSTANT   THOUGHT!


Safety after a stroke can cover many issues . . . from eating to

bathing . . . walking to cleaning . . . dressing to hygiene.  Not
only do the safety measures you take cover safety after stroke,
but an added benefit helps give the stroke victim a sense of
security.  Help shelter them from harm...protect them.  Here is
a list of safety measures I have found to be helpful.  I'll be 
writing an e-book on safety after stroke.  I'll let you know,
when it becomes available.

Eating:       Make sure the food is in bite size pieces.  At times, stroke
                    victims may have a problem swallowing.  Have them chew 
                    their food well!  Pay attention to this . . .

                    If paralyzed on one side, with the ability to use only one
                    hand, a microwave does wonders.  It is much safer then                
                    the stove or oven.

                    Wipe up any spills or spatters immediately, especially when 
                    there is an unsteady walking problem.

 Walking:    With a problem of walking, which many stroke victims have...
                    don't use throw rugs in any room.  They can get caught on 
                    them and fall.  Check out the wall-to-wall carpeting.  It can 
                    become rippled over time, especially if it was not installed 
                    correctly.  It can cause anyone to trip.

                    Feeling unsteady with a cane or a brace when walking, can
                    sometimes cause you to lose balance and fall.  (It also can 
                    discourage the walking)  Have grab bars installed in areas
                    where this insecurity dwells.  Maybe at the entry doorway,
                    because of a step up, into the home.

                    Place furniture in such a way, that the unstable stroke
                    survivor can help balance themselves as them move
                    throughout the home.

Dressing     Have large fitting tops/t-shirts that slip over the head.  The
                    stroke victim won't have to strain as much, if putting them
                    on with only one hand.  We don't need any pulled muscles!

Bathing      Use a shower chair or bench.  It's a much safer way to shower 
                    for the stroke victim.  The bench type is also safer for getting
                    dressed.  Install a handheld shower unit for them.

                    Grab bars are a definite in the bathroom and shower area.  You
                    can't have too many there!

Personal     Instead of a handheld razor . . . use an electric razor. 
Hygiene                
                    Instead of using scissors to trim hair...invest in an electric
                    hair trimmer.  Let them become as independent as
                    possible in a safe way.

                    Instead of struggling to wash their hair in the shower, buy
                    individual...exposable hair washes.  You can get them at a
                    home medical supply store.
                

Cleaning     Use antiseptic hand gel on a regular basis...in the house and
                    out of the house.  Stay safe from germs . . .

                    Get in a good habit of wiping down doorknobs, telephones, and 
                    handles of all sorts, with an antibacterial solution.

                    Use  medicated wipes in the bathroom.  They sell ones with 
                    aloe . . . they sell flushable ones!


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