Stroke (CVA) Program
Recovery is Possible
A Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), or a stroke, is a neurological disorder that results in a lack of blood flow to the brain. It is the third leading cause of death, and one of the leading causes of adult disability. A stroke affects the brain heavily, and its impact can commonly be seen in every aspect for a victim’s functioning, from their cognitive abilities and emotions to their physical functioning.
Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program
A stroke, like any other brain injury, can greatly affect the life of a survivor. Our comprehensive rehabilitation programs provide inpatient and outpatient services, as well as community activities designed to meet the unique needs of an individual. Most of our patients begin with acute rehabilitation services and graduate to outpatient services as they improve and regain functioning.
Acute Rehabilitative Services
This intensive, outcome-oriented program is focused on building functionality and independence quickly after a stroke occurs. We offer 24-hour nursing care, daily physician services, nutritional services and much more to our patients during their inpatient rehabilitation services. They will work on therapies and treatments with a team composed of a variety of highly skilled professionals, including:
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Speech and language pathologists,
- Case managers
- Therapeutic recreation therapists
We also specialize in spasticity management, to support patients as they work to rewire their brains and regain motor control. We use a number of therapies, including Saebo therapies, kinesiotaping, and other interventions. We know that spasms and a lack of muscle control are a frustrating after-effect of a brain injury, and we’re prepared to reduce its effects.
When a patient is reintegrated to their home and graduates from inpatient care, they will begin outpatient rehabilitation. This rehabilitation program focuses on helping patients restore their independence and helps them rejoin their community once more. Patients are able to live at home under the care of their family and attend therapy sessions to continue their progress towards recovery.
Our outpatient program also includes a number of resources, such as:
- Monthly stroke support groups
- Stroke Camp, where stroke victims can spend time enjoying recreational activities in a safe, supportive setting
- Free stroke clinics, to help them continue their improvements under the guidance or experienced health professionals
Strokes can be life-changing for the entire family, which is why our team at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital focuses on helping the whole family learn how to handle the changes with their loved one. We offer Family Teaching programs to help families discover how to care for and support their loved one’s recovery.
We also provide every patient with a copy of “The Patient and Family Handbook for Stroke Survivors,” a book we recommend to answer many of the questions you may have about strokes and your loved one’s care. Our team at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital produced a video to help families understand the continuum of care and how to cope with life after a stroke, “Moving On…Life After a Stroke.” We recommend both of these resources to help your family understand the changes you’re facing.
Strokes are never an easy experience. Our team at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital is here to support your family and help you and your loved one move on. Let us guide you through the aftermath of a stroke and provide the support you need to adapt to the changes.
Schedule a tour to visit our rehabilitation hospital and learn more about our neurological rehabilitation services at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital. Contact our team by calling (859) 955-8386.