Stroke is a major health problem in the UK. Each year, approximately 110,000 people in England, 11,000 people in Wales and 4,000 people in Northern Ireland have a first or recurrent stroke. Most people survive a first stroke but often have significant morbidity. More than 900,000 people in England are living with the effects of stroke.
Therefore, we will cover:
• Reflect on use of adaptations as part of a rehabilitation plan
• Consider application of ‘long-term’ conditions in relation to adaptations and rehabilitation
• Discuss adaptation considerations specific to stroke recovery and rehabilitation