Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Stroke Rehabilitation at Shepherd Center

We treat all types of stroke -- hemorrhagic and/ or ischemic.

Shepherd Center offers a full continuum of services from acute,
inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient rehabilitation. The emphasis in
our Young Stroke Program is return patients to productive and quality living, including a return to school, work, parenting and homemaking, and other community interests.

You can contact our Admissions Department at 404-350-7345 or online. Our staff will guide you through the process. If you are in a hospital, ask your case manager or social worker to make a referral to Shepherd Center. Or, if you need outpatient services, you can call admissions at 404-350-7345 or visit our Shepherd Pathways post-acute program website to download an admission packet.

We provide a comprehensive team of medical professionals who work to optimize the recovery process whether the needs are physical, emotional, cognitive or communicative. The program emphasizes the patient's return to community living. We also provide a host of educational opportunities, peer support and counseling for families and caregivers.

Absolutely! There are many factors that must be considered and coordinated, but your case manager or social worker at the hospital can make a referral and then the process for determining eligibility will begin.

Stroke rehabilitation is different for each individual based on the type, location and extent of injury resulting from the stroke. The average length of stay for inpatient rehabilitation at Shepherd Center is about four weeks. For outpatient or day program services, the average length of stay is about eight to 10 weeks, depending on the severity of the stroke.

You will continue to work toward recovery, focused on living a healthy lifestyle and prevention of re-stroke while attending our outpatient services or other outpatient or home health services in your community. We also have an educational website called which can help with information that may be pertinent to your recovery and wellness. And we have some clinical research studies that may be pertinent.