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English Nursing supports stroke survivors

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A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the fifth highest cause of death globally. The importance of expert intervention, regular physiotherapy and prescribed medication management for stroke survivors is vital to live a good quality of life. This World Stroke Day, English Nursing Sri Lanka takes initiative to advocate the importance of care for stroke survivors.

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, due to which the brain cells die.

Look out!

The most common signs of a stroke to look out for are the following:

• Balance is lost, with headaches and dizziness

• Eyes – blurry vision

• Face drooping

• Arm weakness

• Speech difficulty

 

It is vital that one seeks proper medical attention if you or someone you love is having the above mentioned symptoms; early detection allows a successful recovery from a stroke. Unfortunately the chances of a second stroke occurring increases in stroke survivors. According to The National Stroke Association, about 25% of stroke survivors will experience a second stroke within the first five years after the first stroke. The risk of facing a relapse is about 40% higher. Fortunately it is estimated that of all secondary strokes, about 80% of them are preventable with lifestyle changes such as healthy eating along with exercise and medical intervention.

Nine out of ten stroke patients over the age of 65 years face some sort of paralysis, pointed out by the Care Nurses at English Nursing. They say decreased strength, coordination and range of motion are factors that need rehabilitation through physical therapy. Furthermore, the risk of another stroke goes up with older age due to high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol and diabetes, thus, managing medication is critical in the prevention process.

With elders, experiencing a stroke can vary from a mild event to a more severe debilitating illness; it can also take a significant emotional toll. As with any traumatic life experience, it may take time for them to accept and adapt to the emotional trauma of having experienced a stroke. Appropriate care is important for recovery.

Richard Gould, Managing Director of English Nursing Sri Lanka shares his thoughts on the process of recovery, “It is important for stroke survivors to have a plan for rehabilitation that includes speech therapy, physiotherapy and professional home nursing to maximise their opportunity for a full recovery. Early intervention is key to improve outcomes, and support the patient and their family who will be coming to terms with the situation. Knowing that stroke survivors can recover and still be a key part of a loving family is an important message. Currently the pandemic has isolated many elderly.

‘Family and friends living abroad are unable to visit due to travel restrictions and the anxiety of contracting the virus has diminished many of the human interactions that are so vital for our health and wellbeing.’

‘Having professional home nursing support can make all the difference and ensure that they are taken care of responsibly with respect and compassion along with a positive plan for recovery.’



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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