Banner Health Services  

Stroke Rehabilitation

rehabilitation at Banner Health  

Banner Health offers a wide variety of stroke recovery services, recognizing stroke rehabilitation works best when the patient, family, and staff work together.

Seventy percent of people who have a stroke will have a partial or full recovery. 

Stroke Recovery:
Stroke recovery can depend on a number of factors including:

  • stroke's cause, location, and severity 
  • type and degree of impairments and disabilities caused by the stroke
  • patient's overall health
  • family support

How fully you recover also depends on the type of stroke.
A person who survives a hemorrhagic stroke has a better prognosis for recovery than a person who has an ischemic stroke. With a hemorrhagic stroke, once the blood is removed, the affected brain cells still may function somewhat. But, brain cells that die during an ischemic stroke don't grow back.


 Our stroke rehabilitation program:
At Banner Health, rehabilitation begins during the acute treatment phase. As the patient's condition improves, a more extensive rehabilitation program is often begun.

Rehabilitation is designed to meet each person's specific needs; therefore, each program is different. Our stroke rehab programs can help with:
  • treating the basic disease and preventing complications
  • treating the disability and improving function
  • providing adaptive tools and altering the environment
  • teaching the patient and family and helping them adapt to lifestyle changes

Areas covered in stroke rehabilitation programs may include:

Patient need: Example:
Self-care skills, including activities of daily living (ADLs)  Feeding, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, and sexual functioning
Mobility skills  Walking, transfers, and self-propelling a wheelchair
Communication skills  Speech, writing, and alternative methods of communication
Cognitive skills  Memory, concentration, judgment, problem solving, and organizational skills
Socialization skills  Interacting with others at home and within the community
Vocational training  Work-related skills
Pain management  Medications and alternative methods of managing pain
Psychological testing  Identifying problems and solutions with thinking, behavioral, and emotional issues
Family support  Assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns, and discharge planning
Education Patient and family education and training about stroke, medical care, and adaptive techniques


 Banner's stroke rehabilitation team:

Our stroke rehab team helps set short- and long-term treatment goals for recovery. Our team can include:

  • neurologist/neurosurgeon
  • physiatrist
  • critical care nurse
  • internist
  • rehabilitation nurse
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • speech/language pathologist
  • audiologist
  • dietitian
  • social worker
  • psychologist/neuropsychologist/psychiatrist
  • case manager
  • orthotist
  • recreation therapist
  • vocational counselor
  • chaplain


Types of stroke rehabilitation programs:
There are a variety of stroke treatment programs, including the following:
  • acute rehabilitation programs
  • subacute rehabilitation programs
  • long-term care rehabilitation programs
  • home health rehabilitation programs

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