Goals and Outcomes for Stroke Rehabilitation Patients
What are some common outcomes and rehabilitation goals for stroke patients?
Shepherd Center’s stroke rehabilitation program provides individualized rehabilitation designed to promote the highest level of functioning 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.
Common Rehabilitation Goals for Stroke 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: Outcomes to Expect as You Recover
Stroke rehabilitation at Shepherd Center involves promoting independent movement because many patients are paralyzed or seriously weakened. Our team of stroke doctors and rehabilitation specialists helps 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.
Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes at Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center's Stroke Rehabilitation Program patient outcomes consistently exceed national averages. In fact, 62.8% of patients who have had strokes achieve or exceed their expected value of mobility by the time they are discharged from Shepherd Center, compared to 59.6% nationally.
To review our most recent stroke outcome measures, visit our Patient Outcomes page, inpatient Stroke Program Scorecard, and Stroke Day Program Scorecard. We hope this data will help families, referral sources, and the medical community make more informed decisions about the care their loved ones and patients will receive at Shepherd Center.
Learn More About Shepherd Center’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Find out why you should choose Shepherd Center by learning about our goals and outcomes, and reading testimonials from patients and family members. Educational resources are also available to help you learn more about strokes.