Stroke Specialty Program
No one expects to have a stroke. But when one happens, we're here to help. Located within the Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit, our Stroke Specialty Program is an inpatient service for patients recovering from stroke.
Discover more about how we help our patients and their loved ones as they work toward the transition from hospital to home.
When it comes to our patients and their loved ones, we want to provide them with the best possible care. That's why the Stroke Specialty Program at Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
As an accredited Stroke Specialty Program, we deliver clinical services that focus on the unique needs of those we serve who have experienced a stroke. We work together with those we serve to:
- Reduce impairments and related complications
- Reduce activity limitations
- Maximize participation in daily activities
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce environmental challenges
- Prevent recurrent strokes
The goal of our intensive Stroke Specialty Program is to help people who are recovering from a stroke reach their highest level of independence so that they can safety resume active roles within their families and communities.
In order to help our patients reach that goal, we:
- Assess the patient's ability to perform self-care, daily living activities, transfers, mobility, speech, language, cognition and swallowing
- Involve the patient and their loved ones in developing rehabilitation goals and discharge planning
- Increase the patient's overall strength, function and quality of life
- Teach various techniques to compensate for physical, cognitive and communicative deficit
- Support the patient and their family/caregivers as they learn to cope with the patient's new physical and cognitive limitations
- Determine home equipment needs
- Arrange for further rehabilitation services and appointments as needed
- Provide community resources as needed
To provide the best possible care for our patients, our Stroke Specialty Program incorporates a variety of treatments and equipment that target a variety of physical needs.
Our treatment plans may involve the use of assistive technology such as AAC devices and Lite Gait. We may also have patients engage in certain therapeutic interventions, such as:
- Use of adaptive equipment
- Cognitive retraining
- Speech and language therapy
- Gait and mobility training
- Self-care and daily living activities
- Community reintegration
- Virtual reality activities
- Therapeutic activities, including dining, puzzles, gardening and dancing
- IOPI (Iowa Oral Performance Instrument)
- Orthotic consultations
- Videofluoroscopy swallow studies (VFSS) and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
- Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT)
Should urgent patient evaluation or medical intervention become necessary, we have the following services on-location:
- Clinical nutrition
- Wound care
- Respiratory care
- Laboratory services
- Radiology and imaging
Our Acute Rehabilitation Unit team operates the Stroke Specialty Program. Our talented team of experts collaborates to create a unique rehabilitation plan for each patient. To learn more about our team, we encourage you to visit our Acute Rehabilitation Unit page.
The Stroke Specialty Program uses the same admission criteria listed on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit page. Questions about admission or referrals may be directed to our team at 626.814.2457.