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Acute Stroke

Treatment & Rehabilitation

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Virginia Hospital Center has been accredited by CARF International for both the Inpatient Rehab Hospital Program and the Rehab Stroke Specialty Program – 2013-2016.

When a patient is admitted to our dedicated inpatient Stroke Unit, all the services they need are available in one location, delivered by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals who are specifically trained and certified to assess and treat stroke patients. The Stroke Rehabilitation Unit constantly monitors every patient with sophisticated remote equipment. Neurologists are available 24 hours a day to provide immediate treatment. Our nurses undergo in-depth training and continuing education to ensure they provide the very best care to patients recovering from strokes.

Intensive rehabilitation begins right away. Our team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, clinical psychiatric specialists, social workers, dietitians and discharge planners, as well as physicians and nurses. They develop a customized treatment plan to that takes into account each patient's overall condition, special needs, personal goals and specific challenges.

The Stroke Unit provides the ideal environment for rehabilitation by providing on-site facilities for exercise and activities. In a special gym on the Unit, physical therapists work with patients to help them regain strength and coordination. The Unit also includes a kitchen and bathroom, where occupational therapists teach patients to use techniques and tools that can make everyday activities simpler and safer when they continue their recovery at home.

It is important to know the warning signs of stroke and teach them to your friends and family. If someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately! Time lost is brain lost!
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