Life After Stroke
A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. This interruption can be caused by the bursting of an artery or a blockage, which then fails to supply the brain with adequate oxygen and nutrients, therefore causing brains cells to die.
It is important to seek immediate medical advice and engage in a post-stroke rehabilitation program. These particular programs are designed to promote recovery of partially damaged brain cells and retrain skills which are affected.
Depending on the severity of the stroke, some brain cells may not be repaired and long-term functional implications might be present.
Through the use of innovative and adaptive equipment, assistance devices as well as daily living aids, a stroke sufferer has an opportunity to maintain as much of their independence as possible to lead an empowered and healthy lifestyle.
How we can help...
Walking sticks, quad sticks, wheeled walkers, wheelchairs
Height adjustable beds, bed rails, bed sticks, self-help poles
Exercise putty, hand splints, exercise pedals, transfer boards
High back and low back chairs, lift and recliner chairs
Shower chair, grab rails, handheld shower hose, toe washer
Long handled shoe horns, pick up reachers, dressing sticks, button hooks, sock aids
Kitchen Assistive Devices
Adaptable cutlery, dishes, jar openers, one-handed products