Stroke Program

P. (405) 553-1152 | F. (405) 239-7180

Road to Recovery.

In the United States, more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year and approximately half of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation.  Studies have proven that stroke rehabilitation is effective and beneficial: improvements in function continue for an extended time, and most stroke victims who receive rehabilitation can recover to lead active lives.

Valir Hospital’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program provides a comprehensive array of medical, therapy, nursing and support services to help stroke survivors achieve their highest level of independence and resume active roles within their families and communities.  At Valir, we recognize the process of stroke recovery has many aspects and occurs over time.  Our team believes in the importance of assisting family members to understand the effects of stroke.  We encourage family involvement so that caregivers can learn effective strategies to promote the patient’s continuing progress.

The Stroke Rehabilitation Team.
Our clinical staff works together to design a unique rehabilitation program for each patient.  The team helps set short- and long-term goals for recovery and is made up of many skilled professionals, including:

  • Physiatrists
  • Rehabiliation Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Case Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Chaplains

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program.
The outlook for stroke patients today is more hopeful than ever due to advances in both stroke treatment and rehabilitation.  Valir Rehabilitation Hospital has been on the leading edge of efforts to make promising advances in technology available to patients in the region.  Our rehabilitation programs routinely report successful patient outcomes that far exceed the national average.  The core goals of stroke rehabilitation include:

  • Assessing the patient’s ability to function, including self care, transfers, mobility and swallowing
  • Involving the patient and his/her family in developing realistic rehabilitation goals and actively participating in discharge planning
  • Teaching various techniques to compensate for physical, cognitive and communicative deficits
  • Supporting the patient and his/her family as they learn to cope with the physical and cognitive limitations that often accompany stroke
  • Determining hope equipment needs and arranging further rehabilitation services and community resources as needed.
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