Module 8- Rehabilitation

The average hospital stay in acute care for stroke patients is between four to seven days. Survivors are generally transferred from acute care to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, a skilled nursing facility, or a long-term acute care hospital. Time is a consideration at this point for two reasons. First, since survivors are typically discharged within a week, there is a need to quickly find a facility for the survivor to go for continued care. Second, the brain seems most able to improve in the first months after the stroke, so getting survivors into rehab quickly allows them to take advantage of that recovery window.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the roles of the interdisciplinary team
  • Discuss the levels of rehabilitative care
  • Identify components of the plan of care and how to identify areas of deficits/impact on function
  • Discuss importance of early rehabilitation, care coordination, and specialized treatments
  • Identify local, state, and national resources in area of stroke rehabilitation
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Holly Russell, MS, OTR/L
Neuroscience Team Coordinator


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