AZ SHARE Program Aims to Stop Strokes

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Arizona’s SHARE Program

By Ted Holmgren, 8:00 am on September 26, 2014

The “Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education” or SHARE Program, encourages complete, consistent and organized in-home cardiac care in Arizona, entailing all aspects and links involved in a chain-of-survival, including such things as: eyewitness response, emergency CPR instruction, EMS resuscitation, live-in senior caregivers in Arizona, and uniformed hospital care. The SHARE program is also intended for the in-home support of cardiac arrest survivors by supplying necessary and helpful resources.

The SHARE program, along with the Arizona Cardiovascular Coalition, helps to educate the public as well as medical professionals on critical issues surrounding individuals with cardiovascular disease; these issues include both diagnosis and care management. The Arizona Cardiovascular Coalition is a cooperative of medical care specialists, managed-care groups, civic leaders, community investors, and representatives of the media, all collaborating to improve and advance the care of individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease.

SHARE and Stroke Recovery

Family members and stroke caregivers in Scottsdale, AZ play an important role during the process of post-stroke recovery at home. Expert stroke caregivers are vital in providing 24/7 support and care to aid in the prevention of a secondary stroke. Education is the key to the success of prevention and, thanks to the SHARE program, family, friends, caregivers and strangers alike are learning the skills needed to successfully provide emergency cardiac care services.

Stoke Education

It is important for family members and live-in caregivers to take immediate action when they suspect an elderly adult is having a stroke. There are three different types of strokes – Ischemic, Hemorrhagic, and Transient ischemic attack (TIA) – with some more severe than others, but the sooner a senior receives emergency care, the more likely they are to recover with fewer long-term disabilities. If your aging loved one suddenly experiences weakness on one side of the body, speech disturbances, confusion, inability to walk, clumsiness, temporary blindness or dizziness, then they could be having a stroke or mini stroke. Immediately call 9-1-1. If there is even the slightest chance that they’re experiencing a stroke, this could be the call that saves their life.

In-Home Stroke Care

For added peace of mind, call Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale, AZ at 480.448.6215. Our experienced and trained hourly and 24/7 caregivers can help with stroke prevention and in-home post stroke rehabilitation. To see if one of our highly skilled in-home caregivers is right for your aging parent or loved one, please call to schedule a complementary in-home consultation.