Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)



Knowledge, skills and benefits

Knowledge

Stroke may cause loss of vision to one side, so that the individual may not see people or things to the left or right of them. This is not the same as losing sight in one eye.

Skills

To know (or at least know how to find out) whether individuals have such difficulties. Staff should be able to position themselves and objects such as cups, plates of food or buzzers where the individual can see them. They should also ensure that individuals wear spectacles if needed, and that these are clean.

Benefits to the individual

Individuals will be more aware of their environment and will be able to do more for themselves. For example, they may be able to feed themselves and drink enough if they can see the plate and cup.

Page last reviewed: 23 Jan 2020