MRC provides comprehensive services for patients who have had a stroke. Stroke survivors may have impairments in mobility and/or difficulty with vision, speaking or thinking, as well as changes in behavior.
The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help the patient achieve optimal function again. A stroke rehab team is made up of many skilled professionals who help set integrated short- and long-term treatment goals for recovery.
Common goals for stroke rehab include:
- Improved independence in the performance of basic activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing, hygiene and feeding, laundry and housekeeping tasks, meal planning, grocery shopping and community mobility.
- Improvement in endurance, range of motion, balance and functional ambulation.
- Support and counseling for changes in mood and affect that often accompany stroke.
- Desired functional outcomes include a return to the least restrictive setting possible. The stroke rehab program includes family support and education. Training is provided about stroke, medical care and adaptive techniques. Patients and caregivers receive assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns and discharge planning.