Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Mr MacDonald 2

2. Allow him to go on his own

Mr MacDonald falls and injures himself. You later hear that he has fractured his leg and is very poorly.

Mr MacDonald lying on the floor in the toilet after falling

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  1. Mr MacDonald was unaware that he could not walk unaided. So when he got up and attempted to walk he fell to the floor. We must consider that as a result of his stroke he had little insight into his limb weakness and inability to walk.
  2. We must consider that poor balance, leg weakness and loss of co-ordination can affect the person’s ability to move.

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