When someone plays multiple sports in High School and College, it is difficult to track injuries sustained in play. This was the case for 17 year Rowan Stringer in Ottawa, Canada who passed away from "second impact syndrome" four days after she hit her head during a rugby game. Second Impact Syndrome is a rare condition in which a second concussion occurs before the first concussion has properly healed. It is crucial for you or a loved one to monitor for symptoms for at least 24 hours if you suspect that you've had a concussion. Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Feeling slowed down
- Unable to concentrate
- Unable to remember new information
- Nausea and vomiting
- Having no energy
- Sleeping problems
If you or a loved one has been recently discharged from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or another medical facility near Brentwood,A-1 Home Care can provide an experienced caregiver to assist with 24 hour monitoring for symptoms, Brain Injury Care, Meal Preparation, Personal Care, Pet Care, Medication Reminders and anything else that you may need. A-1 Home Care is a Licensed, Insured, Bonded Non Medical Home Care Agency with over 20 years of experience in helping the communities of Brentwood, Westwood, Hollywood, Culver City and all throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County. Our caregivers are multilingual, ethnically diverse and culturally appropriate for communities including the Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, Hispanic, African American and European communities of Brentwood.