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Stroke Recovery Scranton & Wilkes-Barre

Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation Services

At Allied Services Integrated Health System, we provide comprehensive rehabilitation services in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Inpatient stroke rehabilitation is for many stroke patients, the first step in their recovery. Our team will deliver specialized stroke rehab structured around the severity of the injury, the location and type of injury, and the unique needs of the patient. Goals focus on assessing risk, promoting functional gains and teaching the patient/family effective coping skills for life after stroke.

To learn more about how we can help with stroke recovery, please call us at 570-348-1359 in Scranton and at 570-826-3885 in Wilkes-Barre.

What You’ll Achieve in Stroke Recovery

Strokes, along with other nervous system disorders, neurological injuries, and conditions, can impair sensation, movement, and intellectual processes. Whether the stroke was ischemic, hemorrhagic, or a transient ischemic attack (a TIA or “mini-stroke”), our caring professionals will come up with a treatment plan to best help you recover.

Our Stroke Rehab team develops individualizxed treatment plans aimed at assessing patient risk, promoting functional gains, restoring lost function, and teaching the patient and their family coping skills for life after stroke. Depending on the parts of your brain affected by the stroke, rehabilitation may include treatments targeting movement, speech, strength and daily living skills. Stroke rehabilitation can help you regain independence and improve your quality of life.

Our stroke recovery program offers specialized care with important focus in the following areas:

  • Behavioral and social judgment problems
  • Memory Loss
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Confusion Speech and language problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Emotional issues
  • Difficulty walking
  • Visual perceptual problems

Advances in mainstream technology are being used to help stroke survivors achieve faster, fuller recoveries. Features such as virtual reality, robotics, bio-feedback and zero gravity can deliver highly focused, intensive and motivating therapy that stimulates the brain.

Your rehab team may recommend utilizing any of the following technologies to advance your recovery:

  • Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Tyromotion AMADEO
  • Aretech ZeroG
  • The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®)
  • The Ness H200
  • Ness L300
  • ReoGo
  • VitalStim
  • Dynavision
  • Tyromotion DIEGO
  • The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS)
  • SaeboFlex
  • Saebo MyoTrac Infiniti
  • Indego

Learn more about our technology.

Who Will Be on Your Neuro Rehab Team

The Stroke Rehab Team has a dedicated team of experienced professionals. Each individual’s treatment team is made up of the following medical professionals, based on the patient’s needs. Our rehabilitation specialists work together with the patient and their family/ support system to meet the unique physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of the patient.

Your team may include:

  • Physiatrist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Pyschologist
  • Counselor
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Medical social worker
  • Dietitian
  • Rehab technologist
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The team provides the necessary training to achieve those skills while focusing on the medical, social, emotional, spiritual and vocational needs of the patient and their family. As the patient achieves his/her goals, the team modifies the program to promote as much functional independence as able while ensuring the patient’s safety and wellbeing.

Family Involvement

Stroke affects the whole family and so the involvement of spouses, children, and others in the patient’s support system is a vital part of recovery. Our stroke program supports this through involving them in education/training as well as peer support, involvement in support groups, and through counseling.

How Long Does Stroke Recovery Last?

At Allied Services, stroke recovery does not end when a patient is discharged.

In addition to inpatient rehabilitation, we offer a wide range of post-acute care services to meet the needs of the patients we serve including:

  • Transitional Rehab
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Home Health
  • In-Home Services
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Personal Care

Your stroke rehabilitation plan will change during your recovery as you relearn skills and your needs change.

Admissions & Referrals

Patients are admitted on an inpatient basis to the stroke and other neurological disorders program at Allied Services rehab when they are medically stable and determined appropriate for a rehabilitation program. Referrals may be made by a private physician, general hospital, family member, or those who have been injured themselves.

For specific questions on how to obtain a referral, please call 570-348-1359 (Wilkes-Barre) or 570-826-3885 (Scranton). Contact us to learn more or start your referral process today.

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