Know the Signs of a Stroke

Being able to recognize the signs of a stroke is imperative to a timely and effective response. That’s why we want all of our Regent caregivers and the public to be educated on how to recognize the signs.

Remember the acronym FAST

Face:

Ask the client to smile. Does one side of the face droop or appear unequal?

Arm:

Ask the client to raise both arms. Does one arm appear weaker or drift down?

Speech:

Ask the client to repeat a phrase/sentence. Is their speech slurred or sound strange?

Time:

If you see any of these signs call 911 ASAP!

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