For patients who have suffered a stroke, starting the rehabilitation process as soon as possible is the best way to regain a wide range of motion and brain function. Offering complex care solutions, the experienced team at HealthBridge supports patients in their recovery process with highly advanced neurological rehabilitation and care in a comfortable home-like community setting.
We’re committed to helping you or your loved one get back to life after a stroke.
Personalized Brain Injury Treatment
HealthBridge is a leader in the treatment of traumatic and acquired brain injuries. Our experience with rehabilitation for neurological injuries and conditions means we understand that stroke patients suffer from limited independence and have a higher level of need for specialized care.
We also recognize that every patient is unique. For this reason, each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that is revisited regularly as the patient advances. Our stroke rehabilitation services focus on making consistent improvements in cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral impairments that have altered patients’ functioning abilities.
Stroke Rehabilitation Centers Near Me
HealthBridge offers a growing network of stroke rehabilitation centers in the United States. We focus on providing the best care in a family-friendly setting that encourages healing. If your loved one is a stroke victim in need of rehab to regain independence, or long-term care because needs cannot be met at home, HealthBridge is a choice you can feel confident in.
Our facilities provide stroke rehabilitation with support and care from an experienced team of doctors, nurses and therapists practiced in implementing the most up-to-date treatment methods. Our individualized approach to stroke rehabilitation and complex care has provided proven results for decades.
HealthBridge…Where specialized care begins and hope never ends
Commonly Asked Questions
A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. The consequences can be long-term, permanent and even lead to death. Depending on the area of the brain impacted, an individual may experience impairments in mobility, vision and communication.
There are a variety of risk factors. The ones that cannot be managed are: age, gender, race and family history. Manageable risk factors include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, poor circulation and A-fib.
Immediately following a stroke, common indications will include impaired speech, partial paralysis/weakness in the limbs — usually on one side of the body, restricted physical ability and slowed verbal communication. With time and excellent rehabilitation, some of these disabilities may decrease over time. However, some of the damage could be permanent.
The most common types of rehabilitation for stroke patients will include physical, speech and occupational therapy. Physical therapists will work with a stroke patient on range of motion exercises and mobility training (basic sitting, standing and walking). Speech therapists will focus on improving ability to communicate. Occupational therapists will work on typical challenges of everyday living including: eating, writing, dressing, gripping or holding things and more.
Most stroke victims will require months of aggressive therapy that needs to be taken seriously to meet the recovery goals set forth by the interdisciplinary treatment team. Studies have shown that more intensive rehabilitation leads to greater recovery prognosis.
Basically all activities will be impacted by fatigue, pain, loss of motion, potential vision and cognitive changes. Because of the extent of the challenges a stroke patient faces upon returning home, depression and anxiety can be a consequence, requiring some counseling and family support.
Most stroke victims are at high risk for another attack. The greatest risk for another stroke is within the first week of the initial stroke. One out of 4 stroke survivors experience another stroke within five years.
KEY STROKE STATISTICS
- An estimated 80 percent of strokes are preventable with proper diet and exercise.
- Strokes account for about 1 out of every 20 deaths in the U.S.
- When considered separately from other cardiovascular disease, stroke ranks No. 5 among all causes of death in the U.S.
- Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability.
- One in four strokes is recurrent.