Jack had a stroke yesterday. He has muscle weakness in his left arm and weakness in his left leg. When you visit today Jack is sitting up in bed but he doesn’t seem to notice you when you walk in to the room from his left side. The nurse mentioned that a therapist will assess Jack to see if this lack of attention to the left side might be unilateral spatial neglect. Jack seems a little confused today about where he is and why. During your conversation Jack is able to speak and he understands you. He has only moved out of bed once to sit on a chair and it took a lot of effort for the nurse to get him there. He needs to use the armrest because he cannot maintain his balance in the chair. The nurse mentions to you that it is very important to position Jack correctly in bed and in the chair, to prevent shoulder subluxation and pain. As a family member you may feel concerned about Jack and his recovery from stroke.