Weak after-care hindering stroke survivors' recovery
A survey published today of more than 2000 stroke survivors across the UK, including hundreds of Scots, found that weaknesses in after-care and poor co-ordination between health and social care services was limiting their rehabilitation, with families and carers often left to take on the responsibility. More than one-third of the 2200 participants questioned by the Stroke Association for its Daily Life Survey said they had never received an assessment of their health and social care needs after being discharged from hospital, while only 38% of those who had undergone an assessment had been given a care plan outlining the services and treatments that would be put in place.
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