Stroke Symptoms

How would you know if someone was having a stroke? What should you do if someone is experiencing a stroke? According to the National Stroke Association there is a simple way to remember how to check for stroke symptoms, using the acronym: F.A.S.T.

Face-ask the person to smile; does one side of the face droop?

Arms-ask the person to raise both arms; does one arm drift downward?

Speech- ask the person to repeat a simple sentence; are the words slurred? Is the person repeating it correctly?

Time– If the person shows any of the above symptoms, time is important. Call 911 immediately!

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke and need help with daily non-medical living needs, we can send one of our trained CAREGivers to assist with those needs.  Our Kitsap Peninsula Home Instead Office would be glad to talk with you more about the services we provide.  You may call out office at 360-782-4663.

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