Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke, also known as a “Brain Attack” is a brain injury that originates when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off.  When this happens, brain cells do not receive oxygen and begin to die. This may lead to a loss in abilities controlled by the affected area of the brain.

Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program is designed for persons who are medically stable, but have limitations due to a stroke or other neurological disorders.   We also treat Parkinson’s Disease, Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, and other types of neurological conditions. Patients who may benefit from the stroke rehabilitation program are those who have experienced a loss in the areas of mobility, self-care, communication, or cognition.  Some conditions that the program may address include:

  • Paralysis
  • Weakness
  • Gait disturbance
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Incontinence
  • Problems with sensory loss
  • Impairments of memory or problem solving skills
  • Communication problems (aphasia)
  • Swallowing problems (dysphagia)
  • Home safety

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program / Stroke

After undergoing a complete evaluation, patients receive individualized rehabilitation treatment designed to encourage maximum recovery. Our brain injury team works with patients, family members, and refer­ring physicians to set goals for a successful return to normal activities. Patients benefit from a comprehensive treatment schedule that typically includes occupational, physical, speech, respiratory and recreational therapy. When not in therapy, patients are cared for by nursing staff, who help promote independence by helping patients practice skills learned in therapy and by providing education on a variety of rehabilitation topics.  

Family members are always welcome to be part of the process and are encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities.

Our program treats all brain injury impairments, including those related to:

  • Physical movement
  • Speech
  • Memory
  • Orientation
  • Attention
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Behavior and personality changes

Stroke Rehabilitation Program Features

Upon entry to any of the programs, a multidisciplinary team is established to meet your individual needs. You, your family members, and your friends are an important part of the team.  Together, the team will develop a rehabilitation plan of care which address your needs and those of your family, including your concerns and preferences.  Some common services which may be involved in the rehabilitation process include:

  • Physician services
  • Case management/social work
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupation Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Orthotics/prosthetics
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Dietician consultation

Rehabilitation Goals

The goals of all Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs are to help you regain as much function as possible and achieve independence in your everyday life.  Your input and goals will determine the specific objectives of your program.  Specific goals may include:

  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Improve range of motion
  • Provide skills to avoid re-injury
  • Increase skills required for activities of daily living (i.e., dressing, cooking, hygiene, etc,)
  • Improve mobility skills
  • Assist with any discharge needs that bay be identified during your stay.

To learn more about Inpatient Rehabilitation at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus call 915-747-2100.