Last updated on October 16, 2019
One out of 10 adult have had a stroke in Avondale According to Avondale choice data in 2014.
According to Children’s Hospital Medical Center, each year, about 11 in 100,000 children from birth through age 18 experience a stroke. Boys and African-American children are at a higher risk for stroke than other groups of children. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes as reported by the Center for Disease Control and prevention.
The “average cost for outpatient stroke rehabilitation services and medications the first year post inpatient rehabilitation discharge was $17,081. The corresponding average yearly cost of medication was $5,392, while the average cost of yearly rehabilitation service utilization was $11,689”. Those costs can be very expensive providing that the parent can’t afford to pay for rehabilitation. Or if the stroke patient has lost their jobs due to a stroke.
In most cases according to Stroke Recovery Center at Daniel Drake Center, depending on this stroke patient’s insurance, outpatient services sometimes can last for two-six months for physical therapy occupational therapy and speech therapy. However, the patient may still need additional therapy to continue their rehabilitation. More often than not, they cannot afford additional therapy.