Goals for Each Person and Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes
Common Stroke Rehabilitation Goals
Shepherd Center’s stroke rehabilitation program aims to provide individualized rehabilitation that can promote as high a level of functioning as possible. Because of this, we have established the following goals for how we care for each individual who participates in stroke rehabilitation at Shepherd Center.
- 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.
Shepherd Center consistently has created a "Why Shepherd?" outcomes scorecard so 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. Visit our outcomes page to see key stats and download our scorecard.