Advanced Stroke Rehabilitation
Not all stroke rehabilitation is the same. Good Shepherd's complete stroke care helps patients maximize their recovery.
Good Shepherd's Stroke Rehab Difference:
- A specialized medical team coordinates inpatient and outpatient care and includes physicians, rehabilitation nurses and therapists.
- 3 or more hours of therapy, 5 days per week, for patients at Good Shepherd's 4 area rehabilitation hospital units.
- A full range of rehabilitation services and technologies not found anywhere else in the region
- Good Shepherd patients have the best chance to regain speech, physical and brain function.
- CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation Program (inpatient)
Levels of care:
- If you are stable and ready to leave an acute-care hospital, but are not well enough to go home or to a rehabilitation hospital, our long-term acute care hospital may be appropriate for you.
- Inpatient stroke rehabilitation for adults is available at four eastern Pennsylvania locations. Here, you will receive three hours of physical, speech or occupational therapy each day.
- Inpatient stroke rehabilitation for children is available
- at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit.
- If you are more advanced in your stroke rehabilitation program, Good Shepherd offers numerous outpatient rehabilitation facilities to continue your progress.
- If you can't make it to one of Good Shepherd's outpatient locations, we provide in-home therapy services throughout our service area.
- Good Shepherd's Pediatrics Program is available for children with stroke.
- Good Shepherd offers numerous transitional programs for stroke survivors. These wellness programs, support groups and fitness opportunities will help you maintain your health and function following a stroke.
Rehabilitation technology for stroke survivors:
Good Shepherd is a Center of Excellence in the use of technology to enhance lives and augment rehabilitation. At Good Shepherd, our team uses leading-edge rehabilitation technology, coupled with expert hands-on therapy, to help maximize function and increase independence in our patients. Learn more about the technologies available at Good Shepherd.
Good Shepherd’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program specializes in evaluating and treating:
- Functional impairments that result from stroke, including muscle weakness and difficulty walking, working or performing tasks of daily living
- Speech and language impairments or swallowing disorders
- Cognitive or linguistic impairments
- Continence issues
At Good Shepherd, clinical neuropsychologists provide evaluations and treatment in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical neuropsychologists are licensed psychologists with expertise in how behavior and skills relate to brain structures and systems. Neuropsychological evaluations are specialized testing procedures to help understand how the brain is working in order to help with treatment planning. The evaluations assess intellect, executive skills, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual spatial skills, and motor and sensory skills. Mood an personality are also assessed.
*Compared to other inpatient stroke rehabilitation providers in the region and nation. Source: Combined FIM socre and length of stay.