What is Hemiplegia?
Hemiplegia is where one side of the body is paralysed. It can affect either side of the body. It is caused by damage to the brain, such as a stroke. This can happen before, during or after birth. The condition can be inherited or acquired later in life. Hemiplegia is caused by damage to the brain.
How can it affect someone?
Hemiplegia is caused by brain injury. An injury to the right side of the brain will cause the left side of the body to be paralysed; an injury to the left side of the brain will cause the right side of the body to be paralysed. Symptoms may include:
- Difficulty walking
- Poor balance
- Little or no use of one hand or leg
- Speech problems
- Visual problems
- Behavioural problems
- Learning difficulties
- Developmental delay, for example learning to walk later than other children
What does Revitalise offer?
Drawing on over fifty years’ experience, we offer holidays for people with over 150 different disabilities, including Hemiplegia. Our centres are purpose-built and fully-accessible and every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your needs. The relaxed settings and newly-refurbished rooms provide the perfect place to get away from it all, but it is our friendly and expert staff and nurses that set our holidays apart: at Revitalise, you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands.
Our breaks go far beyond traditional respite, but amidst all the fun, we are committed to providing the best standards of care available. Our trained care staff are on hand at all times to support you, giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday.
If you have any queries about the care we provide, please fill out the contact form below, call our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or send us an email. You are also welcome to see what we do for yourself before booking your break, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit to one of our centres.