Person-Centered Stroke Care and Services

An individualized approach to stroke rehabilitation

Example of Person-Centered Stroke Care at Shepherd Center

Shepherd takes a team approach to stroke rehabilitation. Staff members understand that after a stroke, people are going through more than just recovery; they are learning a new way of life. Stroke rehabilitation at Shepherd Center is designed to meet the medical, physical, cognitive and emotional needs of the patient while supporting and coordinating with the patient’s family. Shepherd also integrates into the patient’s rehabilitation program a number of high-tech pieces of therapeutic equipment to maximize recovery and independence, supporting a return to a productive lifestyle.

People who enter the stroke rehabilitation program may be admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation, the Shepherd Pathways Day Program or Pathways Outpatient Program, depending on the severity of illness and medical needs. The following services may be provided:

Individualized Stroke Care Services

  • • Medical Management
  • • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • • Physical Therapy
  • • Occupational Therapy
  • • Speech-Language-Cognitive Therapy
  • • Swallowing Therapy
  • • Nutritional Counseling
  • • Respiratory Therapy
  • • Recreational Therapy
  • • Neuropsychological Assessment and Counseling
  • • Vocational Services

Specialized Services

  • • Assistive Technology (assistive devices)
  • • Specialized Seating Clinic (wheelchair adaptations)
  • • Adaptive Driving
  • • Upper Extremity Clinic
  • • Pain Management Clinic
  • • Aquatics
  • • Hippotherapy
  • • Transitional Living Apartment

Advanced Technologies

In addition, clients have access to the newest technology:

  • • Vital Stim
  • • sEMG biofeedback
  • • Bioness, Lokomat, Saeboflex, Lite Gait and Balance Master
  • • FES bike for arms and legs
  • • Zero G
  • • Armeo Spring
  • • Robotics and computer-assisted therapy
  • • Virtual reality and gaming technology

    Learn More About Shepherd Center’s Stroke Program

    Find out why you should choose Shepherd Center by learning about our goals and outcomes, and listening to testimonials from patients and family members. Educational resources are also available to help you learn more about strokes.