Strokes can occur at any age, even though they are most common among peoples ages 65 and older. Many individuals who have had strokes recover without limitations. Some individuals have temporary limitations while others have more long-term issues.
By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you could save a life from stroke.
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided?
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
Time to Call 9-1-1
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Accommodating Employees with Stroke
Not all people who are aging will need accommodations to perform their jobs, and many others may only need a few accommodations. People with stroke-related limitations may develop some of the limitations discussed below, but seldom develop all of them. The degree of limitation will vary among individuals.
Common office accommodations made for employees with stroke by limitation:
- Control of Emotion
- Decreased Stamina
- Executive Functioning Deficits
- Memory Loss
- Mental Confusion
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Oklahoma Works, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Oklahoma ABLE Tech have collaborated to provide this information and advice to those seeking accommodation in the workplace.