The Stroke Rehabilitation Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann is specially designed to maximize a outcome for patients who have suffered a stroke.
In The News
According to US News and World Report, the American Heart Association has changed its guidelines to recommend inpatient rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke rather than going to a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. There is evidence that patients have better outcomes if discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility because of the team approach and intensive therapy offered around the clock.
Other recommendations include:
- Patients with stroke who have trouble walking should undergo intense mobility-task training to help relearn how to perform daily activities, such as climbing stairs.
- The use of a computer, books, music and virtual reality games could help enhance rehabilitation for stroke patients, making it more engaging and mentally stimulating.
- Patients with stroke who have trouble speaking should undergo speech therapy.
- Patients who have vision problems and have trouble focusing should perform eye exercises.
- Balance training should be offered to stroke survivors at risk for falls.
- Exercise regimens tailored to individual stroke patients can help them continue to improve their fitness level once their rehabilitation is complete.
Dallas, Mary Elizabeth. "New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab after Stroke." US News and World Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2016.
Therapy After Stroke in a Hospital Setting
We provide specialized medical management, nursing and therapy services in a hospital setting. Individual therapy, group treatment and community outings address the patient's functional abilities.
Comprehensive interdisciplinary care provides reinforcement of treatment goals throughout the day for patients at all functioning levels. TIRR Memorial Hermann provides support groups, counseling and individualized training to prepare families and caregivers for taking on the additional responsibilities of caring for the patient upon discharge.
Inpatient Stroke Services
Recover After Discharge with Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation
Recovery from stroke does not end with a patient's discharge from the inpatient program. Rather, recovery continues long after the return home.
The programs at the Outpatient Medical Clinic and Outpatient Rehabilitation allow patient and family to transition from the hospital setting to home while continuing to receive intense therapy services and medical monitoring. Stroke support groups, counseling, education and individualized training also prepare families and caregivers for the patient's discharge.
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To learn more about stroke rehab and see how you can participate in the acclaimed Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, call (713) 797-5942 or contact us online.
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