Welcome to Tendring Specialist Stroke Services
Specialist Stroke therapy starts the Journey to independence and acceptance
In this blog post, we'll explore how our services benefit Survivors and Carers. Through our activities we make sure that:
-Stroke survivors feel part of a community.
-The service empowers a person, to work on their strengths and regain access to the world.
-The stroke survivor learns new confidence as their skills are increased, or as they learn to renegotiate the world differently.
-The stroke survivor has time to “practice” speaking, walking, conversation, drinking , eating, writing , mobility skills in a safe environment.
-The Stroke survivor learns independence, which has an impact on their own life and their family life.
-The carer and family member(s) have respite and are able to deal with their own needs, during this time
-Carers sessions give time for carers to talk through issues, to socialise and to have their own head space. The time to take part in an activity and be involved with others. The caring role can be very isolating.
-Emotional counselling helps people to get to grips with their feelings, people are often not aware of the psychological impact of a stroke. Being able to unpack frustrations, depressive episodes, anxiety and sense of loss, is part of the recovery process.