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About Rehab

One of the first things we learned was that everyone is affected differently by stroke and that not everyone will recover completely. The purpose of Rehabilitation is to recover as much as possible AND to learn to manage (activities of daily living) with the level of recovery that is achieved. Ideally stroke rehabilitation will begin within days of the stroke event so long as the patient is stable; sometimes rehabilitation will begin in the hospital where the patient was first treated, other times the patient will be transferred to an acute or sub-acute facility where therapy will be offered to meet the patient's needs and abilities — the doctors at the hospital will best be able to make this determination.  " Acute rehabilitation is appropriate for patients who will benefit from an intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation program . " " Sub acute level care is less intensive than acute rehabilitation... a combination of physical, occupational and speec