Where to Go for Stroke Rehab or Post-Stroke Treatment Have you or a loved one recently suffered a stroke? Are you looking for information about stroke rehabilitation or stroke treatment? Then this article is for you. This article will discuss the common goal of the various forms of stroke rehab as well as discuss the medical facilities stroke survivors can visit for stroke rehab.
The goal of the majority of stroke rehab programs is to restore as much independence to the stroke survivor as possible by improving their mental, physical and emotional functions. This must be done in a way that preserves the individual’s dignity and motivates them to re-learn basic life skills that may have been negatively affected by the stroke, such as dressing, walking and eating.
Stroke rehab options will depend on several factors including degree of disability, ability to tolerate intense rehabilitation, insurance coverage, available funding as well as your geographical area. The main stroke rehab options for survivors include acute care (inpatient) and rehab hospitals, long-term facilities, outpatient facilities and home health agencies.
Acute Care Stroke Rehab Units
Some impatient rehabilitation units are freestanding while others are part of larger hospital complexes. Stroke survivors commonly stay …