Every year thousands of Americans are struck by disabling diseases, impairing their ability to communicate, function, move and manage their daily lives. The Stroke and General Rehabilitation Program at the Rehabilitation Center seeks to restore the disabled individual to the highest level of independence possible as well as to promote optimal psychological, social, vocational and economic adjustment.
This program specializes in the following disabling conditions:
Based on the individual patient's capabilities and rehabilitation goals, the physiatrist and the team of health professionals (therapists, nurses, case managers, social workers, psychologists, respiratory therapists, urologists) will work with the patient and their family to achieve the fullest potential of function for the patient. Patients can expect three hours of therapy each day.
Frequent team and family conferences are held to review the treatment goals and the patient's progress.
The Stroke and General Rehabilitation Program provides complete follow-up care and continues to help the patient improve life skills after discharge. There are specialized outpatient clinics for different disabilities including multiple sclerosis, amputation and post-polio syndrome. These specialty clinics are the only such clinics in Santa Clara County and attract patients from throughout Northern California.
Program features include:
- On-site evaluation by physiatrist or a specially trained rehabilitation case manager
- Provides patients with care by the same therapists throughout the entire rehabilitation process, which promotes patient focus
- Experts in multiple trauma and severe burns available through the Trauma Center and Burn Center on the SCVMC campus
Our Stroke Program offers:
- An interdisciplinary team approach.
- Therapists trained in specialized Neurodevelopmental and Neuro Ifra treatment
- PT, OT, and Speech supervisors with more that 10 years experience each in treatment of CVA patients.
- Monday through Thursday patient and family education classes open to inpatients and outpatients.
- See our resource page for stroke resources in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.