The Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Specialty Program
The Stroke Specialty Program is designed for people who are medically stable but have limitations because of 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 have experienced a loss in mobility, self-care, communication, or cognition.
Some conditions that the program may address include:
- Gait disturbance
- Coordination difficulties
- Problems with sensory loss
- Impairments of memory or problem-solving skills
- Communication problems
- Swallowing problems
- Home safety
Our stroke specialty team works with patients, family members, and referring physicians to set goals for a successful return to normal activities.
Patients benefit from individual, comprehensive treatment that typically includes occupational, physical, and/or speech therapy.
When they are not in therapy, patients will practice skills to gain independence, and nursing staff will help provide education on a variety of topics.
Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program Benefits
Along with certified rehab nurses, our inpatient stroke specialty program offers access to stroke specialists, consultants. and diagnostic tests.
Additional features of the program include:
- A Stroke Survivor Support Group
- Patient and Family Dining Program
- Therapists trained in neuro-developmental techniques
- Family participation and training opportunities
- Peer Mentors- Also stroke survivors- help provide insight and hope for the future
- Discharge planning
- National Stroke Association Patient-Focused Rehabilitation and Recovery Resources
- Stroke Connection Magazine, National Stroke Association
- CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
The Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Program Statistics
Number of Persons Served
|12 month period||October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021||%|
|Average Length of Stay TRH||13.6|
|Average Length of Stay Nation||14.3|
|Ages of persons serviced are 8 years and older|
|12 month period||October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021||TRH||Nation|
|Discharge to Community||346||82.4%||80.4%|
|Discharge to Skilled Facility or Other Alternate Level of Care||49||11.6%||11.2%|
|Discharge to Acute Care||25||6.0%||8.0%|