Stroke Rehabilitation Program
After stroke, your No.1 priority is recovery. You may be experiencing difficulties caused by the stroke, including trouble speaking or moving normally. The UI Health stroke rehabilitation team will help you regain function and adjust to your new life after a stroke.
Did your loved one have a stroke? Talk to one of our rehabilitation specialists.
Together is Better
The outlook for stroke recovery today is more hopeful than ever due to advances in both stroke treatment and rehabilitation. Stroke rehabilitation works best when you, your family, and our rehabilitation staff works together as a team.
UI Health is recognized as a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited medical rehabilitation program. Our team will work with you and your family to set short and long-term goals for your recovery. We will personalize your treatment based on the extent of your stroke and your individual needs.
Your rehabilitation team will include many skilled professionals, such as:
- Critical care nurse
- Other specialty doctors
- Rehabilitation specialists
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Speech/language pathologist
- Registered dietitian
- Social worker
New Skills for a New Life
Stroke rehabilitation can help you recover from the effects of stroke, relearn skills, and learn new ways to perform tasks. Your stroke rehabilitation program may include:
- Cognitive skills such as memory, concentration, judgment, problem solving, and organizational skills.
- Communication skills such as speech, writing, and using alternative methods of communication.
- Education and training for you and your family about stroke, medical care, and adaptive techniques.
- Family support including assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns, and discharge planning.
- Motility skills such as walking, transferring from bed or chair, and self-propelling a wheelchair.
- Pain management including medications and alternative methods of managing pain.
- Psychological testing to help identify problems and solutions with thinking, behavioral and emotional issues.
- Self care skills, called activities of daily living (ADLs), such as feeding, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, and sexual functioning.
- Socialization skills including interacting with others at home and within the community.
- Vocational training for work-related skills.
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Chicago, IL 60612