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More stroke survivors to get at-home rehabilitation

SHANGHAI will help turn itself into an “elder friendly” city by providing rehabilitation services at home to seniors who have lost bodily functions due to illnesses like stroke.

Currently, such patients often are isolated at home after being discharged from the hospital since high-quality post-surgical treatment and rehabilitation aren’t provided by neighborhood health centers, said officials from the Gerontological Society of Shanghai.

To promote such services in the city, the society signed an agreement with Pine Tree rehabilitation facility to provide at-home care and service to people with complications after stroke, and more private facilities with professional skills are expected to take part.

Due to a lack of professional rehabilitation, about three-fourths of patients who survive stroke in China are left with disabilities such as paralysis and language disorders, while 80 percent of such patients in the West are able to significantly recover.


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