Stages of Stroke Response and Recovery
The Emergency response to a stroke affects the severity of the outcome. Immediate response is crucial. The information in this website is provided to help you recognize the signs of stroke. Memorial's Emergency Department is trained and equipped to receive patients exhibiting signs of a stroke.
Through the Memorial Stroke Center’s telestroke program, our stroke specialists can examine patients at other hospitals to help diagnose patients’ conditions and recommend treatment plans. Using two-way audio and video conferencing technology, we can virtually eliminate the distance and save precious minutes to give patients immediate access to our stroke experts.
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. Inpatient rehabilitation serves as the foundation which enables the patient to return home with family as soon as appropriate.
Improvements following stroke are typically rapid in the acute phase of recovery. However, 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 Memorial Home Services 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.