Integrated care CVA gives people their lives back after stroke
Since 1996 there has been CVA Integrated Care Maastricht. Over the years, chain highly developed and many patients benefit from this joint aftercare. Every year more than 41,000 people get a stroke. 10,000 people die this. It is number two cause of death and the leading cause of disability. In the Netherlands, approximately 500,000 people have to live with the consequences of stroke. Such effects may include: social dysfunction, depression or personality changes and overloading the carer. "The goal of integrated care is to guide the recovery process in the individual patient as well as possible and to support that quality of life is improved," said Miranda Hendrikx, stroke chain coordinator at Maastricht UMC +. At Maastricht UMC +.
Miranda Hendrikx: "In the hospital, every stroke patient within two to three days after ingestion seen by the rehabilitation physician and discussed in the multidisciplinary consultation (MDO). This team meets twice a week together and consists of a physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, logopodist, neurologist, neuropsychologist, transfer consultant and supply chain coordinator. Here, each patient is examined which aftercare is needed to set up the recovery process. As well as possible Depending on the restrictions that a person has maintained a stroke, there are three treatment options: inpatient or outpatient specialist rehabilitation medical care in collaboration with Adelante, geriatric rehabilitation care (azM rehabilitation care) or help in their own home together with Envida. After the rehabilitation period is at least 90% of these people
again able to live. "independently
goals and objectives. It can also be very practical things like shopping, make coffee, cook and serve the television, "explains Rita Fleur home care coordinator at Envida out.
get those suffering the effects of a stroke, we recommend to send. these people A GP can sign a patient aftercare via mdo aftercare. Also, if someone a few years ago had a stroke and the doctor notices that the worse is he can send his patient through email@example.com. "
"Six weeks after discharge from the hospital, the patient returned to the stroke nurse or neurologist. Follows a consultation on the follow-up clinic after six months. It is discussed how it goes and if there are complaints, support is offered. It includes questions to move / walk, food and drinks, daily activities, work, social life and relationships, attention, concentration, communication and so on. Patients in the aftercare will be discussed once every two months by the team of professionals that provides support to the patient, "says Miranda Hendrikx.
Due to the aging population, the number of people affected by stroke will increase even annually. Yet it is not a disease of old age: almost a quarter of the patients are younger than 65 years. Partly due to stroke integrated care people are adequately supported to meet their life after a stroke again and teach them as well to cope with their limitations. A stroke is a live event.