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Free stroke screening this Thursday at HealthSouth

Free stroke screening this Thursday at HealthSouth
Posted at 1:50 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 16:50:37-04

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is offering free stroke screening for those who have suffered from a stroke through their Second Chance Stroke Program.

Screening appointments are available Thursday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital at 5001 Commerce Dr. Screenings are free and available by appointment only.

Patients who have had a stroke in the past but still experience one or more of the following symptoms may qualify for the Second Chance Stroke Program:

• Residual weakness on one or both sides

• Deficits in swallowing

• Limited mobility or inability to walk greater than 20 feet

• Oral or written communication deficits

• Cognitive deficits from the stroke

• Trouble completing daily tasks such as bathing or getting dressed

• Frequent falls

• Increased weakness or decline in functionality, recently, especially if following an illness, infection or fall