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Stroke rehabilitation

We know that the effects of a stroke are as unique as each of our patients. We also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke may improve with time and specialized rehabilitation. The American Stroke Association specifically recommends intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. We are committed to changing our patients’ lives for the better -- that’s why we partner with each of our patients to personalize a treatment plan designed to achieve their goals.

Stroke Rehabilitation

How we can help

Stroke rehabilitation at Encompass Health is different. Many of our hospitals have achieved stroke-specific certification from The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification. Through our history and expertise in developing and monitoring treatment plans, we’ve discovered one thing -- success lies in our ability to inspire the confidence needed to move forward after a stroke. We exist to deliver the best care for our patients and we’re committed to raising the bar for what it means to be a leader in stroke rehabilitation.

How We Can Help

Why we're different

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Customized care plan

There are many approaches to stroke rehabilitation, but we focus on creating one that works for each individual patient.  From using tools, such as the AutoAmbulator®, to teach patients to walk again or the Interactive Metronome®, to improve speech, motor and sensory functions, every Encompass Health patient receives a treatment plan designed around their specific needs.
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Team approach

Through a coordinated care approach, we implement a personalized treatment plan for each patient proactively communicating and collaborating across multidisciplinary teams. Whether working with a speech therapist to restore swallowing or an occupational therapist to learn to use a fork or spoon, we don’t follow a formula for treatment. We deliver integrated care that adapts fluidly to meet patients where they are.
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Superior outcomes

At Encompass Health, we change lives for the better. We set the standard for stroke rehabilitation by combining cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices with physician-supervised care. We are committed to delivering a higher level of care for our patients recovering from a stroke.

We use our advanced technologies to treat patients affected by stroke.

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Together to End Stroke

""In 2019, Encompass Health embarked on a three-year strategic national sponsorship of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative. By working together, we can show how stroke is treatable, beatable and preventable.
According to the 2016 adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines released by the American Heart Association, whenever possible, stroke patients should be treated at an in-patient rehabilitation facility rather than a skilled nursing facility. While at an in-patient rehabilitation facility, a patient participates in at least three hours of rehabilitation a day from physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Nurses are continuously available and doctors typically visit daily. An in-patient rehabilitation facility may be a free-standing facility or a separate unit of a hospital. (SOURCE: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, INC.)
Download this educational guide co-developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Encompass Health that can serve as a great resource for stroke patients and their caregivers. (Download Spanish version)

Download Life After Stroke Guide