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Prompt Rehab Key to Stroke Care
Research has shown that the earlier rehabilitation begins, the better the outcome for stroke patients. At Beaumont, Royal Oak, rehabilitation begins promptly, usually within 24 to 36 hours of admission.
Severely ill patients may be admitted to one of our intensive care units, where neurologic monitoring is available to track the condition of the brain. Once patients are on our neurologic care units and it is medically permissible, the nursing staff begins encouraging appropriate movement, such as walking, as soon as possible.
After a patient is carefully evaluated for their physical and mental capabilities, rehabilitation usually involves:
The goal is to return the patient to as independent a lifestyle as possible. Because of the tremendous advances in stroke treatment and rehabilitation techniques, many patients recover various levels of functional abilities.
To aid in rehabilitation, Beaumont, Royal Oak, offers a day room on the stroke unit. This room mimics a home environment and is stocked with:
With the help of rehab specialists and a patient's home caregivers, patients can eat dinner with their family and have their nails and hair done.
The room is also used for support groups, stroke education programs and family conferences.
Throughout the recovery process, Beaumont staff maintains communication with the patient's primary care physician. Discharge planning is handled by care managers experienced in working with the special needs of stroke patients and their families.
Case managers and social workers work with physicians and the family to determine the next level of care for stroke patients as they progress in recovery.
Because of the tremendous advances in stroke treatment, many patients can return to an independent lifestyle. However, successful stroke recovery is dependent on many factors, such as the degree of functional recover, and the goals of the patient and family, and the support system available to assist the patient.