Planning for Rehabilitation and Recovery

Two-thirds of individuals with stroke require rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills or teach survivors new ways of performing tasks to adapt to residual disabilities that occur when part of the brain is damaged by a stroke.

Rehabilitation starts in the hospital following a stroke. In most cases, disability following stroke is most severe at the time of arrival, and gradually lessens with time. In some cases, the symptoms and deficits may fluctuate during the first few days before plateauing.

Once your condition has stabilized, our team requests the assistance of our physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. These teams perform detailed evaluations to assess your rehabilitation needs. 

Personalized care plan

Based on your impairments after stroke, the therapy team develops a care plan and provides recommendations for discharge locations. The goal of rehabilitation is to improve function so that you can become as independent as possible, particularly with activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, dressing, and walking. We will help you choose the facility based on what works best and is most convenient for you and your family. Learn more about after discharge plans >