Stroke Recovery

Stroke Rehabilitation Services

Strokes, along with other nervous system disorders, neurological injuries, and conditions, can impair sensation, movement, and intellectual processes. Our inpatient stroke rehab programs and outpatient rehabilitation addresses physical, cognitive, behavioral, and socialization needs as well as identification and management of risk factors to help prevent future strokes. It is structured around the severity of the injury, the location and type of injury, and the unique needs of every patient. The team develops individualized treatment plans aimed at assessing risk, promoting functional gains and teaching the patient/family effective coping skills for life after stroke.

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.

Conditions treated include:

  • 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

Technologies Involved:

  • 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

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A Team Approach to Stroke Rehab

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:

  • A physical therapist
  • An occupational therapist
  • A speech therapist
  • A respiratory therapist
  • A counselor
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • A medical social worker
  • A dietitian
  • A physiatrist (a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy)
  • A rehab technologist

They work together with the patient and their family/ support system to meet the unique physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of the patient. Patients receive at least 3 hours of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Speech Therapy, 5 days per week.

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. There are monthly support group meetings that are open to the community.

At Allied Services Integrated Health System our goal is to provide you with expert rehabilitative care to maximize your recovery process as quickly as possible.

Transition Home/Follow-Up Care

At Allied Services, rehabilitation 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
  • Home Health
  • In-Home Services
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Personal Care

After discharge, patients receive follow up appointments from a physiatrist.

Admissions & Referrals

Patients need a prescription from their doctor in order to enroll in the outpatient neurological rehabilitation program at Allied Services Scranton Rehab Hospital and Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital. Insurance coverage for this program is provided by most health insurance policies.

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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