Goals for Each Person and Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes

Shepherd Pathways Stroke Patient

Common Goals

Common Stroke Rehabilitation Goals

Shepherd Center has some common goals for all stroke rehabilitation patients:

  • • Provide intensive, individualized rehabilitation.
  • • Maximize each person’s functional abilities and level of independence.
  • • Provide extensive training and education for the person and their family.
  • • Rebuild the person’s quality of life.
  • • Organize activities that facilitate a smooth transition back to their home, community, school and/or work

    Stroke rehabilitation therapy at Shepherd Center involves promoting independent movement because many patients are paralyzed or seriously weakened. Our team of nurses and therapists help patients perform progressively more complex and demanding tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and using a toilet; and they encourage patients to begin using their stroke-impaired limbs while engaging in those tasks. Beginning to reacquire the ability to carry out these basic activities of daily living represents the first stage in a stroke survivor's return to functional independence.

    For some stroke survivors, rehabilitation will be an ongoing process to maintain and refine skills and could involve working with specialists for months or years after the stroke.

    For some stroke survivors, rehabilitation will be an ongoing process to maintain and refine skills and could involve working with specialists for months or years after the stroke.

    Outcomes

    Shepherd Center has created "outcomes scorecards" so that you easily access our outcomes data.

    Our hope is that this data will help families, referral sources and the medical community make more informed decisions about the care of their loved ones and patients. Click on the images below to view our outcomes scorecard. Or simply download our outcomes for post-acute outpatients.

    For More Information

    Find out why you should choose Shepherd Center; learn about our person-centered care.

    View our patient outcomes and read more about stroke in our resources section.