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Whenever possible, the American Stroke Association strongly recommends that patients with a stroke diagnosis be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a skilled nursing facility.
At an inpatient rehabilitation facility, a patient participates in at least three hours of rehabilitation five days per week, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. This is more than any skilled nursing facility or alternative level of care. Nurses are continuously available and doctors typically visit daily.
Read the entire Press Release for the Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehab.
We Specialize in Stroke Rehab
Our Stroke Recovery program is designed to provide comprehensive acute inpatient rehab services and medical management to meet the needs of individuals who have had a stroke and their families.
We strongly believe that our patients deserve high quality, compassionate care. In addition to our overall hospital accreditation by the Joint Commission and The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke and Brain Injury rehabilitation. These certifications represent our commitment to provide the highest quality care to our patients with the use of only evidence- based therapies.
In order to meet the unique needs of patients recovering from a stroke, our team also includes specialty-trained clinicians who specialize in stroke:
- Dr. James Andriotakis is the Program Medical Director for the Stroke Recovery Program at Northeast Rehab.
- Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists. These therapists are preeminent stroke clinicians who have passed a rigorous set of courses and a written examination to earn nationally-recognized credentials. Our therapists are continuously trained in the latest advances in stroke rehab and follow practices supported by the most current evidence.
- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CCRN).
Technology and Specialty Services
We use the latest technologies to support patient recovery.
- LiteGait – a therapy device which helps patients walk before they are able to support their own body weight
- Bioness H200 and L300 – devices to aid in recovery of arm and leg function
- Mental Imagery and Mirror Therapy – techniques used to improvement strength and mobility
- Digital modified barium swallow testing – a procedure to determine whether food or liquid is entering a person’s lungs
Patient and Family Support
Recovering from a stroke is a journey for both patients and their caregivers. We are here to provide support during their stay with us and once they return home.
- Peer visits by others who have recovered from stroke
- Patient and Family Education Series
- Connections to on-site and community support groups for those who have had a stroke and their family members
Northeast Rehab enjoys a special partnership with the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire. For information about how they can help brain injury survivors and their caregivers click here.
A Day in the Life of a Rehab Patient with Stroke
Many patients and families preparing for rehab care after a stroke want to understand what a typical daily schedule of rehab will look like.
We customize a plan of care so schedules will vary for each patient. However, the following is a typical schedule for a patient at Northeast Rehab. While patients receive a required three hours of rehab services per day, you can see below that it is spread out over the entire day.
7:15 am Supervised breakfast with trained staff
8:00 am Occupational Therapy to assist with managing activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing
8:45 am Speech Therapy
10:15 am Physical Therapy
12:45 pm Lunch with trained staff to practice safe techniques
1:30 pm Occupational Therapy
3:00 pm Physical Therapy
5:15 pm Supervised dinner with trained staff for swallowing
- American Heart Association
- American Stroke Association
- National Aphasia Association
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke