After you have a stroke, you may have to change or relearn how you live everyday life. Stroke rehabilitation and therapy may reverse or reduce the effects of stroke, and help you regain a satisfying quality of life.
The goals of stroke rehabilitation are to help you relearn skills lost, improve physical functioning, increase independence, and help prevent another stroke from occurring. Since every stroke is different, your goals for rehabilitation should be based on your own needs and your own progress.
Rehabilitation programs may focus on:
- Activities of daily living such as eating, bathing and dressing
- Mobility skills such as walking or using a wheelchair
- Communication skills
- Cognitive skills like memory and problem solving
- Social skills and interactions with other people
- Coping skills and treatment to overcome depression associated with stroke
Stroke Rehabilitation Team
Stroke rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary approach involving doctors and health care professionals from many specialties.
Your stroke rehabilitation team may include:
- Physiatrists (Doctors that specialize in physical rehabilitation)
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Speech Therapists
- Psychiatrists and/or Psychologists
- Social Workers
For More Information
Learn more about the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
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Additional resources to learn more about the Stroke Center’s programs and services at Danbury Hospital can be found in our comprehensive patient and visitor information section, or you can learn more about Danbury Hospital.