What do you need to know about strokes?

Have you or a loved one had a stroke? If this is the case, you may be feeling overwhelmed or stressed, but seeking advice and care can help you to get the support you need.

What is a stroke?

A stroke is a serious life-threatening condition, which happens when the blood supply is cut off to part of the brain.

If you think someone is having a stroke, you should call for an ambulance urgently as immediate treatment is essential.


This acronym stands for Face, Arms, Speech, Time.

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, using this method could help to save their life.

You should check their face, look at whether their smile or face seems dropped on one side, this is a common sign of a stroke.

Can the person lift their arms? If not, this is also another common marker of a stroke.

Assess their speech, if it is slurred, this can indicate a stroke.

Finally, act quickly and do not waste time if you notice any of these symptoms, call an ambulance immediately.

Care after a stroke

A stroke can leave you with lasting health issues for which you may need care. You may need rehabilitation and help to achieve independence again.

Depending on the severity of the stroke and which parts of the brain were affected, you may need ongoing care.

If you or a loved one has had a stroke, a personalised care plan can be an important aspect in helping you recover and enjoy a higher quality of life.

At Synergy Complex Care, we provide tailored care plans to suit individual care needs.

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