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Theory and Construction of a Care Plan for Stroke Rehabilitation For this assignment I will be looking at the care planning process for an elderly stroke patient The theory behind care plans how they are constructed and are used in rehabilitation and ongoing care I will also look briefly into my clients condition For this placement I was based on an elderly female rehabilitation ward Patients were admitted from a range of places but mainly from acute elderly care wards Patients were transferred to the ward for specialised rehabilitation to a stage where they could be discharged either to their own home or into residential care The conditions patients were admitted with were quite varied ranging from severe MS and CVA patients to confusion and falls at home The client this assignment will be based on is an 82 year old lady whom for the sake of confidentiality I will call Mary She was admitted to an elderly medical ward after being found on the floor of her flat by the police She was diagnosed with right sided stroke which had caused Paralysis of the entire left side of her body which was causing several related problems She was also diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation which was the probable source for the clot that caused the cerebral ischemia To prevent further clotting she was placed on Warfarin an anticoagulant Mary also suffered from osteoarthritis which she was taking pain killers She stayed on a medical ward for about 3 weeks where she was fully cared for with little rehab She was then transferred to the rehabilitation ward Rehabilitation is the processes of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function independence and quality of life it does not reverse or undo the damage caused by disease or trauma but helps restore the individual to optimal health functioning and well-being Rehabilitate from the Latin habilitas means to make
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