For Stroke Patients
A feeding tube is recommended for elderly or stroke survivors with severe swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
This ensures that their daily nutritional needs are met and lowers the risk of pneumonia caused by food or water entering the lungs.
Urinary incontinence is common amongst stroke survivors due to loss of bladder control. Catheterisation can help to manage the condition.
It is important to replace the urinary catheter regularly, to lower the risk of complications such as urinary tract infection.
Loss of physical mobility is common in patients with stroke, and this puts them at risk of developing pressure sores (should they remain in the same position for extended periods of time).
Proper wound care will then be necessary as treatment.