Dedicated Treatment for Stroke Recovery
Stroke rehabilitation is specialized care that helps a person recover from a stroke. The main goals of stroke rehabilitation are to promote healing of the injury, treatment of sequelae, prevention of complications, and patient and family education with the aim of re-integration back into the community. At Penn State Health, the program is provided by an interdisciplinary team of physicians who specialize in rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, nutritionists, nurses and recreational therapists. Working together, they deliver holistic care that maximizes each patient’s health and quality of life.
Complete Care to Restore Independence
Because a stroke affects the brain, it can impact several body functions, including movement, speech, memory and behavior. Proper stroke rehabilitation treats these complications so patients can recover as much function and independence as possible.
Our comprehensive stroke care includes:
- Adaptive equipment assessments to support independence
- Nutrition therapy for address common stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes
- Physical and occupational therapy to relearn motor function and activities of daily living
- Medical management of sequelae of stroke, such as spasticity
- Speech therapy to address problems with speech and swallowing
Support Throughout Your Recovery and Beyond
We provide care from initial hospitalization through rehabilitation and beyond. Our providers work with all other stroke care specialists at Penn State Health to begin rehabilitation as soon as possible. Once patients are released from the hospital, they continue receiving care through our outpatient services which include physician follow-up, as well as ongoing therapies. In addition, Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers an outpatient Comprehensive Neuro Day Program.
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Why Choose Penn State Health for Stroke Rehabilitation
CARF-Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Our program has met the thorough standards for stroke recovery care set by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). As a CARF-certified facility, we are recognized for our high-quality stroke rehabilitation services and successful patient outcomes.
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