A stroke can sometimes change the way a person moves and can affect part of the brain that causes muscle weakness, jerky movements or problems with coordination. That’s why it’s important to develop a long-term treatment plan after any stroke, aneurysm or other neurovascular condition that could impact your brain or physical functioning. CHI Memorial’s goal is to get you back to your normal life and the activities you enjoy.
Every patient treated for stroke at CHI Memorial has access to physical, speech and occupational therapy evaluations to determine appropriate support services.
- Physical therapy can help improve strength and regain movement
- Speech therapy can help restore speech and language deficits
- Occupational therapy helps teach skills needed for everyday living
Stroke rehabilitation may also mean more aggressively managing blood pressure and cholesterol and taking aspirin or other medications. After being released from the hospital, patients are referred to a neurologist and receive follow up care to ensure they have everything needed to fully recover. This may mean an inpatient rehabilitation program, home-based rehab or outpatient rehabilitation therapy.
CHI Memorial’s goal is to fully support patients along their entire journey from stroke to recovery, both while they’re in the hospital and after they have left – ensuring patients have access to the resources and support to make their transitions as safe and seamless as possible.