Stroke Rehabilitation

Experienced therapists tailor services to address the impact of a stroke on your ability to speak, move and take care of yourself.

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The effects of stroke can impact your ability to speak, move and take care of yourself. But, for many people, these changes are not always permanent. Stroke rehabilitation services from Nuvance Health® help you get more out of your recovery.

Our commitment to stroke rehabilitation excellence is nationally recognized. You receive proven therapies and well-coordinated support. You also benefit from a personalized care plan that’s tailored to help you meet your goals. Our approach is aimed at helping more patients maximize their independence and regain skills, like swallowing, that can be affected by a stroke.
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A stroke cuts off blood supply to the brain and can result in permanent damage. The complications you experience depend on which area of the brain is affected and how quickly you receive treatment. Find out more about acute stroke treatment.

Stroke rehabilitation helps you regain functioning so you can live as independently as possible. You receive care from multiple therapists who help you push past challenges, such as:

  • Problems with thinking and memory
  • Difficulty moving, including feeling unsteady on your feet
  • Nerve damage and loss of sensation
  • Problems with speech and swallowing
  • Chronic pain and headaches

Stroke Rehabilitation at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

Nuvance Health helps you prepare for life after a stroke with a broad range of rehabilitation services. We use a team approach to tailor therapies, giving you better chances for achieving your goals. Highlights of our program include: 

  • National recognition
    Our commitment to care excellence has earned some Nuvance Health rehabilitation facilities national recognition. Northern Duchess Hospital has earned the highest accreditation level from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  • Personalized care
    Your path to recovery after a stroke requires careful coordination and detailed attention. We perform a thorough assessment, which includes listening carefully as you describe your care goals. This information helps you receive focused therapies and support, even if your needs change.
  • Timely access
    You start stroke rehabilitation as soon as you are physically able. For many patients, this is a day or two into your stroke recovery, while you are still in the hospital. Therapists may help you get out of bed or guide you through gentle movements.
The Stroke Rehabilitation Team at Nuvance Health

Stroke rehabilitation at Nuvance Health is a team effort. Doctors, nurses, therapists and other specialists work closely together to coordinate your care.

You may receive services from:

  • Nutritionists who help you get necessary nutrients and provide tips that lower the risk of choking
  • Occupational therapists who teach you new methods for completing everyday tasks, like getting up from a chair or cooking
  • Physical therapists who guide you through exercises to improve strength and flexibility
  • Respiratory therapists who show you exercises to strengthen muscles that help you breathe
  • Speech therapists who treat problems with speech and swallowing
  • Social workers who help you address problems related to your care, including unexpected medical bills
  • Stroke nurses who explain how to manage daily care, including following a medication schedule

Stroke Rehabilitation Services We Offer

Stroke rehabilitation services we offer include:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation: You receive services while staying in one of our rehabilitation facilities. Care may include intensive therapies for several hours a day for a few weeks. Patients with complex medical needs, including severe stroke complications or other medical issues, typically stay longer.
  • Outpatient rehabilitation: You travel from home to one of our facilities to receive services. Physical, occupational and speech therapists work under the supervision of a physical medicine specialist (physiatrist) to deliver the care you need.
  • Home care: Skilled nurses and home health aides help you regain skills in the comfort of your own home. The team helps you complete daily tasks and may provide recommendations, like installing grab bars to keep you safe.