A stroke is a serious medical emergency that leads to a lack of blood supply to an area of the brain. About 800,000 people experience a stroke each year. While a stroke's effects may vary based on its location and the amount of damage, most people who experience this emergency benefit from stroke rehabilitation to help them achieve the best possible quality of life.
At PAM Health, our Stroke Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive service promoting the highest level of functioning possible. We help patients recover from a stroke in a caring environment where they can feel confident they are receiving skilled clinical and compassionate emotional support.
Treatment Goals at Our Stroke Rehabilitation Center
Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program helps individuals who have had a stroke relearn skills suddenly lost when part of the brain becomes damaged. Some patients experience weakness or paralysis on one side of their body. Others have difficulty speaking or swallowing. Walking, balance, and movement can also be impacted by a stroke.
When you come to PAM Health, we address these impairments and strive to reduce them. Our goal is to help you regain your independence and improve your overall quality of life. We also protect patients from developing new medical issues due to pneumonia or injury caused by a fall.
Individuals who participate in a comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program often experience more positive recovery outcomes than those who do not.
PAM's Specialized Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation
At PAM Health, we take an individualized approach to stroke rehabilitation. We provide strategies, techniques, and treatments to help patients recover. When you arrive, we provide you with an initial evaluation to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs, such as the part of the body impaired or ability impacted by the stroke.
Depending on your situation, your personalized Stroke Rehabilitation Program may include:
Stroke occupational therapy
Therapy administered by clinicians experienced in physical and cognitive rehabilitation
Psychological services focused on psychosocial adjustment
An interdisciplinary dysphagia (swallowing) treatment team
Services from our on-site pharmacy, laboratory, or radiology department
Nutritional management by a registered dietitian
Patient and family education and counseling
Services focused on home and community reintegration
The length of your inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program depends on the severity of your stroke-related complications. Some patients recover more quickly than others. The most important aspect of inpatient care is patiently and effectively addressing your unique needs.
Ongoing Outpatient Support
Once you complete our inpatient program, you may choose to maintain or enhance your recovery with outpatient rehab. Ongoing outpatient stroke rehabilitation helps you continue making gains over time. Some of our post-discharge services include comprehensive outpatient therapy tailored to your needs and support groups for both you and your family members.
Our Stroke Treatment Team
Your stroke rehabilitation team at PAM Health will include various specialists working together to ensure you get the best possible care. Depending on which parts of your body or abilities were impacted, your care team may consist of physicians, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and other medical professionals with expertise in stroke rehabilitation. A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician will oversee your program to ensure you receive consistent, high-quality care.
Find Stroke Rehab Hospitals Near You
The sooner you start stroke rehabilitation, the more likely you are to regain lost abilities or recover completely. We invite you to browse our locations to find a PAM stroke rehab program near you. We look forward to showing you around once you schedule your tour.