The goal of our Stroke Rehab Program is to partner with the patient and their family, emphasize the individual person, their successful reintegration and functioning in the community.
About our program
The Inpatient Stroke, Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) program at Memorial Medical Center is an interdisciplinary, intensive treatment program for patients following a stroke. In order to address the complex and multiple life changes brought about by stroke, we have designed an intensive treatment program that focuses both on the patient and the family.
What to expect
In the early phase of recovery, our focus is also on helping the family to understand the changes brought about by the stroke, and to train family in ways to assist the patient. In this way, inpatient rehabilitation serves as the foundation which, hopefully, will allow the patient to return home with family as soon as appropriate.
Improvements following stroke are typically rapid in the acute phase of recovery. Despite this, we realize that upon discharge from inpatient rehabilitation most patients will need additional outpatient therapy or home therapy to maximize their recoveries. Recovery from a stroke may continue for many months with the inpatient experience comprising only a small portion of that recovery. To meet these needs, Memorial Medical Center provides outpatient rehabilitation services and works in cooperation with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Illinois to make home therapy services available. We can also coordinate with other facilities which may be closer to home, and with appropriate state agencies to assist the patient and family in receiving the services they need.
Frequently asked questions about stroke.
For more information, call (217) 788-3302 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or email us.