What is Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation?
Strokes are commonly caused by a blood clot. The brain is then deprived of blood flow and oxygen. Without intervention, the lack of oxygen causes cell death within the brain. This can have a significant impact on speech, motor skills, and cognitive abilities.
Following a stroke, the goal for rehabilitation is to return a patient to the highest level of functionality possible. Due to the stroke, patients may not be able to perform everyday actions so the rehabilitation process involves teaching a patient how to do these actions again – from learning to speak, walk, manage eye-hand coordination, and more. In some instances, a full recovery might not be possible so compensatory strategies are taught.
Who Should Participate in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation?
About two-thirds of survivors need stroke rehabilitation to recover from the effects of stroke. Stroke patients can come to Generations at Elmwood Park to start intensive therapies aimed at restoring neurological function. For most patients, recovery from stroke takes six months to one year of focused, intensive rehabilitative therapy.
Why Choose Generations at Elmwood Park for Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation?
Generations at Elmwood Park offers comprehensive stroke rehabilitation. Our highly trained, professional staff provide an individualized care plan that promotes a return to independence and home. Our program is provided by an experienced staff that focuses on individualized needs as directed by each resident’s primary physician. Everyone works together as a team to help accelerate your recovery. For example, our licensed Physical Therapist will help restore your strength and improve your functions of daily living. Our licensed Occupational Therapist will teach life skills to help promote your mobility, strength, and independence to perform routine daily tasks after an injury or an illness. And our licensed Speech Therapist can help recover your speaking and swallowing ability along with your communication skills.
Our Interdisciplinary Team
At Generations at Elmwood Park, clinical care staff works with a team of experienced healthcare professionals including:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists
The interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.