STROKES & NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 795,000 people nationwide sustain a stroke annually. Strokes comprise one out of every twenty deaths, killing around 140,000 Americans each year. Clearly, it is imperative that we find ways to reduce the incidence of stroke, control costs, and return those who sustained impairments as a result of stroke back to their productive lives.
While Accord Services can do little about prevention, it can address the latter — reducing costs and implementing effective ways to make a real difference for the people we serve. As a company focused on durable, functional outcomes, Accord Services is uniquely suited for working with clients who have sustained a stroke. And because strokes occur in people of all ages, our approach is particularly beneficial for younger clients with families to raise, households to run, and careers to pursue.
Our staff understand that clients recovering from a stroke want one thing: to get their life back. Yet often, clients have difficulty understanding how they will get from A to Z. Our emphasis on functional goals not only breaks down treatment into manageable steps, but also helps our clients jump-start recovery and prevent further deterioration of their health.
Accord Services has a strong focus on family education — we appreciate the interconnectedness of the health of the family and the health of the client, and make both part of our treatment process. Like all catastrophic illnesses and injuries, a stroke has a ripple effect on the client’s family and can cause a shift in the family dynamic. Because expectations for recovery may not be in line with reality, we educate the client and family members and help them develop the coping resources and compensatory strategies to adjust to their new reality.
We have the resources and ability to implement an individualized program to get the patient back on their feet as quickly as possible. Our daily attendant care provides the support and help needed to continue with day-to-day activities while the patient regains their strength and functional movement.