Recovering from a stroke can be one of the greatest challenges you will face, and where you go for treatment can make all the difference. The American Heart/American Stroke Association recommends that, whenever possible, patients be treated in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital rather than a skilled nursing facility. The goal of our comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program is to help you increase your independence and physical functioning, as well as enhance your quality of life.
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, “Stroke rehabilitation requires the sustained and coordinated effort of a large inter-professional team. Communication and coordination among team members is paramount in maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of rehabilitation.”
At Banner Rehabilitation Hospital, we draw on the knowledge of an experienced team of stroke rehabilitation specialists to address the range of medical, physical, functional and emotional issues you may face.
This interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It may also include rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists; dietitians; case managers; and other clinical and support staff, as needed.
Treatment is carefully integrated and tailored to your specific needs and goals. Depending on the extent to which you have been impacted by your stroke, we will help you:
Banner Rehabilitation Hospital’s highly individualized program will also help to maximize recovery for patients whose needs may be complicated by other existing medical conditions and/or difficulties with alertness, sleep/wake cycles, confusion, debility or age-related factors.
Studies show that the sooner you begin a highly coordinated, comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program, the greater gains you are likely to achieve. Banner Rehabilitation Hospital works closely with you, your family and the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to our program.
Here you will benefit from a minimum of three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech and other therapies a day, five days a week. The skills and strategies you learn will be reinforced by your nursing team.
You and your family will also be given the education and training to help maintain your overall health and well-being following discharge.
When you’re ready, we’ll coordinate your discharge, help arrange for equipment and provide access to community resources that may be available to you. Our goal, like yours, is for you to move forward with as much independence and confidence as possible.
To help you return home and resume work, school, community and/or social activities, Banner Rehabilitation Hospital provides many types of care throughout the rehabilitation and recovery process. We are here to help you manage your health from inpatient to outpatient care.
To support your recovery, Banner Rehabilitation Hospital brings innovation and cutting-edge technologies to treatment.
Below are some of the many advances now available to appropriate patients:
We will work closely with you, your family, your physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Banner Rehabilitation Hospital.
Studies show that stroke survivors treated at a rehabilitation hospital like Banner Rehabilitation Hospital have a higher level of independence and are more likely to be discharged home than those treated in other care settings.