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Stroud care home teams up with the Stroke Association

July 15th 2015

Scarlet House care home in Stroud is teaming up with the Stroke Association on Tuesday 28th July for a free event designed to help local people recognise the signs of a stroke and to provide support for those who are caring for loved ones recovering from a stroke.

From 11am-12.30pm, people in Stroud are invited to visit the care home for access to expert advice and a range of resources, which are available for those in the different stages of recovery.  Sarah Miller from the Stroke Association will be leading the event, which will also cover how to identify the signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) – commonly known as a mini stroke. 

After the stroke awareness event there will also be a chance for attendees to ask questions and share their own experiences, as well as an opportunity to talk to the team at Scarlet House and take a closer look at the care home.

Pyela Mwale, home manager at Scarlet House, explained why she believed the stroke awareness event was vitally important. “Statistics from the Stroke Association show a stroke occurs approximately 152,000 times a year in the UK, which means around every three and a half minutes someone in the UK is suffering from a stroke.  Furthermore, it is estimated there are around 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK and over a half of these people have a disability while a third of survivors are dependent on the care of others.

“With strokes being so prevalent, arming people with plenty of information can literally save lives and it is proven that responding quickly on recognising the signs of a stroke of TIA can help reduce damage to a person’s brain and improve their chances of a full recovery.  As so many people are caring for loved ones recovering from a stroke, access to expert advice and signposting to further ongoing support can make all the difference to quality of life and future wellbeing.

“We are very pleased to be working so closely with the Stroke Association on this free event and we look forward to welcoming people in Stroud along to Scarlet House for what promises to be an incredibly informative, useful and engaging few hours.”

Situated in Ebley, Scarlet House is a state-of-the-art care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

To book your free place at the stroke awareness event and for more information about Scarlet House care home, please contact customer relations manager, Jim MacLeod, on 0333 321 0932 or email: jim.macleod@careuk.com

Scarlet House care home in Stroud is a modern, purpose-built home that delivers round-the-clock residential and nursing care for older people.

Scarlet House
123 Westward Road
Ebley
Stroud
GL5 4SP

01453 557 414

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