More than Stroke Rehabilitation
Did You Know?
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation
calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment.
Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should
receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents
The consistency of the findings in favor of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) referral suggests that stroke survivors who qualify for IRF services should receive this care in preference to skilled nursing facility-based care.
Other recommendations issued by the AHA/ASA include:
- Stroke patients who have trouble walking should undergo
intense mobility-task training to help relearn how to
perform daily activities, such as climbing stairs.
- Stroke patients who have trouble speaking should
undergo speech therapy.
- Balance training should be offered to stroke survivors at
risk for falls.
- Exercise regimens tailored to individual stroke patients
can help them continue to improve.
Source: American Heart Association, Inc.
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