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It's well documented that stroke victims will often become fearful of changes in their environment, and will thus benefit from an established routine.[1]

Some nursing homes ignores that very important documentation in order to maximize their profits; for example, those nursing homes will transfer their patients from their premium wing, to their low-class wing as soon as their insurance reimbursements drops.

Recently, I witnessed a stroke victim become very upset as soon as they was asked if moving to another room would be okay. That patient who lost their ability to speak in English, yelled, cried and started shaking.

Exposure to extreme stress, especially for a stroke victim, could potentially cause a number of health issues.

"While under stress, your heart rate goes up, your blood pressure rises, and blood is shunted away from your midsection, going to your arms, legs, and head for quick thinking, fighting, or fleeing," Dr. Mercola warned.[2]

It took months for the premium wing staff to gain that patients confidence, and now that patient will need to cope with a new environment in the low-class wing.

“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.” - Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down.

Sources:

  1. "Emotional and Behavioural Changes After Stroke." srcburlington.net. Retrieved August 28. 2016.

  2. Dr. Mercola. "How Stress Affects Your Heart and Gut Health." Mercola.com. March 28, 2013. Retrieved August 28. 2016.

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