Ongoing Therapy to Regain Function and Restore Independence
Once a stroke patient has received emergency treatment and is no longer in a life-threatening situation, the journey to recovery begins. Loyola Medicine’s nationally recognized stroke program offers a wide variety of stroke rehabilitation services to help stroke survivors achieve the best quality of life, including speech, occupational and physical therapy.
Stroke rehabilitation is critical to regaining functions and skills that may have been affected or lost due to brain injury from a stroke. Rehabilitation aims to help you return to your life and restore independence.
At Loyola, an entire multidisciplinary team will help you recover from a stroke. Your team may include doctors, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, psychologists and licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists. Treatments we offer include:
- Cognitive evaluation
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Psychological testing
- Speech therapy
- Support groups
- Swallowing Center
For many patients and their families, recovering from a stroke is a long-term process. The duration may depend on the severity of the stroke and how it progressed. You are more likely to regain lost abilities in the first few months after a stroke. That’s why it is so important to start rehabilitation as soon as possible and to perform the exercises and routines every day.
Why Choose Loyola for Stroke Rehabilitation?
Loyola’s compassionate team understands that a stroke can be life-changing not only for the patient, but also for family members. Loyola offers extensive rehabilitation services for adults and children, takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and provides support services for patients and families.
Our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation specialty programs are accredited by CARF International, the independent, nonprofit accrediting body.
As an academic medical center, Loyola provides compassionate, exceptional care to patients and trains future leaders in neurology and neurosurgery.
Loyola’s Stroke Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. For nine years running, the center has been recognized by the American Stroke Association with its Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care. The neurology and neurosurgery care at Loyola University Medical Center was also nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Hospitals list.