Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

Not all stroke care is the same! Good Shepherd's stroke patients receive better care and have better outcomes.

When it comes to inpatient rehabilitation for weakness, paralysis, pain, swallowing problems and other disabilities resulting from stroke, no one is more focused on getting you better faster than Good Shepherd.

Good Shepherd's specialized stroke medical team helps you recover your ability to speak, walk and take care of yourself as quickly as possible. Unlike nursing homes, rehabilitation is all we do. For short-term and long-term rehabilitation, choose Good Shepherd. 

Good Shepherd's Stroke Rehabilitation Difference:

  • Daily inpatient medical monitoring by physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, physician specialists (as needed) and certified rehabilitation nurses (CRRNs), who are specially trained to provide care to patients undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Specialized team provides coordinated care including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
  • Lower rate of inpatient transfers back to acute care as compared to a skilled nursing facility
  • More inpatient nursing care per patient, per day
  • The region's most advanced rehabilitation technology - including Ekso with Variable Assist
  • Patients receive personalized therapy every day, with at least 3 hours of therapy 5 days a week*
  • Coordination of inpatient and outpatient care
  • CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation Program
  • Speech and Communication Program, including cognitive linguistics treatment to improve speech, reasoning and swallowing
  • Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and their families and friends
  • Individualized stroke education for patients and families
  • Transitional programs for stroke survivors

Other Good Shepherd’s Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program specialties:

  • Continence training from certified urodynamics professionals 
  • Psychological services to help you and your family cope with the lifestyle changes brought about by stroke
  • Social work and professional case management services are available.
  • Pastoral care to tend to your spiritual needs
  • Good Shepherd’s Adaptive Driving Program can help get you back on the road following a stroke.
  • Recreational therapy helps you get back into life and offers opportunities for social interaction.
  • Vocational rehabilitation and other services are available.

* Some patients receive a graduated therapy program, where therapy begins as tolerated. The goal is to build up to 3 hours of therapy per day, 5 days a week, by the 10th day of admission.

For more information on the Good Shepherd Stroke Rehabilitation Program, contact us, call 610-776-3100 or Request an Appointment.