If your loved one has suffered a stroke they may experience many changes that can impact their physical and emotional health. Depending on where the stroke occurred in the brain, different functions are affected. Common challenges are:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Trouble seeing
- Muscle stiffness, lack of control or partial loss of feeling
- Trouble with balance and walking
- Shoulder pain
- Urinary control problems
- Seizures or paralysis
- Difficulty with verbal, reading or writing skills
- Trouble eating or swallowing
- Trouble thinking clearly
- Nervousness or fearfulness
All of these challenges can be tackled through a well-rounded stroke rehabilitation program that concentrates on improving and preserving independence and quality of life.
Recovery From Stroke
At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, our team of specialized medical professionals are committed to helping your loved one achieve the best possible results. We work with stroke survivors, their physicians and families to help them find their way back to normalcy. Our multidisciplinary team of caregivers will work with patients to build a customized treatment plan and set recovery goals. Our team will ensure the patient and their family has the right education and resources needed to be successful after they leave the hospital.
Comprehensive Inpatient Stroke Rehab
The most rapid recovery usually occurs during the first three to four months after a stroke, but some stroke survivors continue to recover well into the first and second year post-stroke. Research Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center, sister hospitals of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, offer you and your loved ones highly-specialized care, advanced technology and many other resources, all close to home. Our programs offer each patient nearly twice as many hours per week of therapy than is normally provided at a skilled nursing facility. This extra time may be essential to maximize recovery.
Outpatient Stroke Recovery
Following an inpatient stay, patients often need outpatient stroke rehabilitation to maintain progress. Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers outpatient stroke recovery services so your loved one will never have to travel far to stay on the path to health.