What is Stroke
A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood supply to the brain. As a result, nerve cells in the affected area of the brain are deprived of oxygen and die rapidly. When nerve cells die, the areas of the body controlled by these cells are unable to function. A stroke is an emergency and receiving immediate urgent care is critical to minimizing brain damage and preventing disability.
A stroke usually comes on suddenly and with little warning. Symptoms of stroke include:
• Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
• Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Fast treatment can prevent or reduce disability. If you think you are having a stroke, it is important to call 9-1-1 or go to the closest Emergency Room immediately.
Treating a Stroke
After experiencing a stroke, it's important to have a team of experts who will develop an individualized recovery plan and will do everything possible to prevent another stroke from happening. We work collaboratively with medical professionals and a diverse group of specialists from multiple disciplines to provide long-term rehabilitation.
Our Approach to Treating Stroke
Our Rehabilitation Program provides patients access to:
• Comprehensive speech therapy
• Participation in wellness education and cognitive skill building activities
• Nutritional classes
• Healthy lifestyle programs such as nutritional assessments, stress, and weight reduction
• Weekly strength training and cardio exercise groups for patients
• Advanced, on-site equipment technology such as cardiovascular conditioning, passive motion machines, stationary cycles, and strength conditioning extremity machines
• Weekly support groups for patients and care partners
• Daily Lunch Program with a healthy menu, including heart-healthy, low-fat and low-salt foods
• Individualized plan of care
• On-site case management to help patients stick with rehabilitation activities
Our outcomes studies show that stroke survivors treated at our facility have a higher level of functional independence, cognitive ability and engagement in activities of daily living.
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National Stroke Association
American Stroke Association: A Division of American Heart Association
BRAIN: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Aphasia Association