There is information here that may be non-existent in Jamaica at this time but are included because that is the standard that Milka Clarke Stroke Brain Trauma Foundation and our stakeholders are striving towards for stroke care and support in Jamaica.
Please consult your doctor before participating in any rehab exercise activity.
- Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term adult disability, affecting thousands of Jamaicans and their families each year. The very word "stroke" indicates that no one is ever prepared for this sudden, often catastrophic event. Stroke care in Jamaica is very tedious for those who have money to pay for services and near debilitating for those who are poor and impoverished, especially for those who live in the rural areas.
- Survivors and their families can find workable solutions to most difficult situations by approaching every problem with patience, ingenuity, perseverance and creativity. Early recovery and rehabilitation can improve functions and sometimes remarkable recoveries for someone who suffered a stroke.
- This Post Stroke Rehab Corner of the website is to help you understand what you should be getting if you can afford to pay for services, and also to teach you what you can do to enhance your own rehab if you cannot pay for services. It is also to teach you what you should be doing whether you can pay for services or not. Be proactive in your own rehabilitation therapy.