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Annapolis,MD | Chester, MD|Easton, MD
Providing quality in-home care to the Mid-Shore area.

(410)443-0125 | (410)541-6604
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Spot a Stroke FAST: Caregiving Services

Spot a Stroke FAST

If you think you are having a stroke, don’t hesitate, call 911 or go to the hospital immediately.  The sooner you get to the hospital, the sooner you can get treatment and that can make a huge difference in your recovery.

Below are the signs/symptoms to look for if you believe that you or someone you know is having a stroke:

Think F.A.S.T.

Face Drooping
When you smile, does one side of your mouth droop?

Arm Weakness
With both arms raised in the air, does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty
Can a simple sentence be repeated or spoken without slurring?

Time to Call
For any of these symptoms, call 911 or get to a hospital immediately.

In some cases, clot busting drugs can be administered, but only within the first four hours of the first signs of stroke. Again, do not hesitate, get to the hospital if you think you’re having a stroke.  Time is of the essence and you have a lot to lose.

Below is the American Heart Association’s latest video:

For my fellow YHC Caregivers, please view the video. After viewing the video, please send us an email with the answers to the below question:

1. At the end of the video, what does the announcer/spokesman tell us to do:
Learn the body  __________, sudden ____________, and spot a stroke ____________.

 

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