After a stroke, survivors may face a disability or impairment that requires special care. The rehabilitation team at Franciscan Health provides acute stroke rehabilitation both during inpatient stays and on an outpatient basis.
According to the National Stroke Association, 40% of stroke victims experience moderate-to-severe impairments that require special care. Most people who survive a stroke will have some type of disability. For the best chance of improvement and regaining abilities, rehabilitation should start as soon as possible after a stroke.
Because stroke affects different parts of the brain, each individual will require a unique care plan. Franciscan Health stroke rehab teams develop a personalized recovery plan to help you regain your independence as quickly as possible. Some patients will experience recovery quickly and regain functional abilities in the first few days, while others will continue to show improvement during the first six months or longer.
For many stroke patients, post-acute intensive rehabilitation is an important component of the long-term quality outcome. Our continuum of care from acute onset of stroke through rehabilitation is highly coordinated and individualized to each patient’s situation. Our Indianapolis rehabilitation center has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) for stroke specialty program.
Follow-up outpatient rehabilitation is provided by our highly qualified stroke rehabilitation therapists. Outpatient therapies include physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as audiology services and robotic exo-skeleton gait training.