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Stroke Recovery

Stroke Recovery Begins with Rehabilitation

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. About two-thirds of survivors need stroke rehabilitation to recover from the effects of stroke. Stroke can cause:  

  • Paralysis or problems controlling movement, such as walking, balance and/or swallowing
  • Sensory (ability to feel touch, pain, temperature, or position) disturbances
  • Difficulty using or understanding language
  • Thinking and memory problems
  • Emotional disturbances

Each person’s recovery after stroke is unique. Stroke rehabilitation helps patients relearn skills and develop new ways to perform tasks. With personalized recovery plans, we help patients return to their highest possible level of independence, function and mobility. 

Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation

Evidence shows that results are better when stroke patients receive treatment in a comprehensive program like Spectrum Health’s that includes coordinated, multidisciplinary rehabilitation services designed specifically for them.

Rehabilitation begins while a stroke patient is still in the hospital. The following Spectrum Health programs are recognized for their quality and expertise with CARF accreditation as stroke specialty programs:   

Once a recovering stroke patient leaves the hospital, they can receive continuing rehabilitation support through Spectrum Health Visiting Nurse Association or outpatient therapy through Spectrum Health Rehabilitation Services.

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