Working Toward Your Goals
- Cerebrovascular Accidents
- Ischemic Embolic Stroke
- Ischemic Thrombotic Stroke
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage
- Subdural Hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
RHI's Stroke Rehabilitation includes a continuum of care involving comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services focused on long-term recovery and reintegration into both the home and community environments. Some of the highlights include:
- CARF accredited
- Education (group and/or individualized format, hands-on training with caregivers)
- Specialized staff certifications and knowledge
- Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS)
- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)
- Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
- Co-authors of published articles
- Co-author of Cognitive Rehab Manual
- Evidence-based therapy
- State-of-the-art, specialized equipment
- On-site collaboration with researchers (Locomotor Recovery Lab)
- Ancillary services specific to stroke (vision therapy, neuro-optometry, neuropsychology, spasticity clinic)
Working With an Interdisciplinary Team
Our interdisciplinary team provides education and training to help our patients best function after discharge. The interdisciplinary team is composed of Neuropsychology, Physiatry, Vision, Neurooptometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing, Nursing Rehabilitation Techs, Care Coordination, Recreation Therapy, Dietary, Wound Care (if needed), and Respiratory Therapy (if needed). The stroke team has specific training and experience with therapeutic interventions for patients who have experienced a stroke.
Integrating proven research into evaluation and treatment of our patients, we treat patients using the best-known information at the current time. Examples of this include:
- Physical therapists collaborating with the Locomotor Lab in the hospital through our High Intensity GAIT Training.
- Task oriented - practicing the functional tasks that patient needs and wants to do in order to increase independence and maximize quality of life.
I placed my wife in your hands…the wisest decision I have made in a long time. RHI and its staff are astute, passionate, attentive, patient and happy in their work.
J. Byron JensenHusband of Stroke Patient
Working with Our Therapists
- Occupational Therapy (OT) – Our Occupational Therapists focus on maximizing independence in daily living skills such as self-care, home management tasks, work-related skills, visual, thinking and planning skills, and more.
- Physical Therapy (PT) - Our Physical Therapists address issues related to strength, coordination, endurance, range of motion, mobility, and balance.
- Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Therapy - Our Speech Therapists work to improve cognition and communication in the home and community.
Because each person who suffers a stroke is impacted differently, we customize the care regimen to best fit each patient. We know there are a face and personal story behind each one of the numbers reported here.
- In 2020, we had the privilege of treating 370 patients who were recovering from a stroke
- These stroke patients represent 29% of all RHI patients, far more than the national average of 20.3%
- Average length of stay: 18.1 days
- Discharge to community: 69.2%
- Return to Acute Hospital: 8.4%
- Patient Satisfaction Scores: 90%