Medical workers doing a home assessment at a stroke patient's residence in Temburong. Courtesy of JPMC.
A FIVE man team from the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) recently conducted the centre’s first home assessment for a neuro-stroke patient.
JPMC spearheads the Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC), established in July 2010, to provide top-flight treatment to stroke patients in Brunei.
BNSRC has a rehabilitation unit which provides after-treatment services for stroke patients, teaching them how to be independent after suffering from some of the debilitating effects of stroke, such as paralysis.
The team recently ventured to Kampung Tanjong Bungar in Temburong to meet with patient Rhu Anak Ampaling.
Therapists and medical social workers assessed the patient’s home and surroundings for safety issues and made recommendations to the family and community on how to best improve ease of movement for Rhu.
Executive Director of BNSRC, Professor Datin Seri Laila Jasa Dr Uta Meyding-Lamad aacé, said the home visits were part of efforts to enhance services to patients after receiving initial treatment at the stroke centre.
“The aim is to continue the care as well as to support family and patients at home as part of discharge planning and community therapy services for the patient.”