• counseling with patient rehabilitation
    Memorial University Medical Center has an award-winning stroke program. After initial emergency treatment to stop the stroke, people may need physical, occupational, and/or speech and language therapy. Our inpatient stroke recovery program provides at least three hours of intensive therapy every day. People admitted to the program must have a physician's referral and be willing and able to actively participate.

    The Rehabilitation Institute's stroke program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation ensures our ongoing commitment to quality and patient safety and our focus on patient satisfaction. We invite you to View our patient outcomes.

    The Stroke Rehabilitation Process
    The stroke recovery process might include some or all of the following:

    • Therapies for improving strength, endurance, mobility, ambulation, and activities of daily living
    • Perceptual evaluation and training, memory improvement, and problem solving
    • Recreational therapy
    • Bowel and bladder therapy
    • Strengthening and conditioning exercises in our pool
    • Overcoming or compensating for speech and language difficulties
    • Barium swallow studies and X-rays as needed
    • Treatment of swallowing disorders
    • Psychological counseling to help in understanding and adjusting to physical and emotional changes
    • Outings to practice community living skills
    • Family conferences, involvement, and counseling
    • Referral to vocational rehabilitation services
    • Referral to our driving evaluation and retraining program
    • Home assessments to recommend adaptive equipment and placement of ramps and railings
    • Home exercise program
    • Discharge planning

    Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation
    Our outpatient program provides an opportunity for the patient to return home while continuing to receive intensive rehabilitation. The program is unique in that it provides a transitional phase from the hospital to community and home re-entry.

    Under the coordination of a rehabilitation nurse, patients receive outpatient procedures and services such as psychology, social work, and occupational, physical, recreational, and speech therapies with respect to the patient's long-term needs.