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Stroke Rehabilitation CARF Accredited

We’re Here for You

You and your caregivers are not alone. You have an entire team of people here to help you and your caregivers. Our team is here not only to provide patients with physical care, but also with the emotional, spiritual, and educational support you need.
  • Physiatrist
    (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician)
    You will be seen regularly by a physiatrist, who is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Your physiatrist will determine your individual treatment and ongoing care needs and collaborate with your rehabilitation team.
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
    Rehabilitation Nurse
    Your rehabilitation nurse will work closely with you and your therapists, will reinforce your rehabilitation techniques when you aren’t in therapy, will encourage you to do as much as you can for yourself, and will help you practice what you learn in your therapies.
  • Occupational Therapist
    Occupational Therapist
    Your occupational therapist will help you become more independent in everyday living. Your OT will work with you on dressing, bathing, grooming, and other skills to help you become independent. Your OT will also help you use specialized equipment as needed.
  • Physical Therapist
    Physical Therapist
    Your physical therapist will help you with physical movement. Based on your needs, your PT will work with you on building your strength, increasing your endurance, increasing your range of motion, and enhancing your mobility (either by walking alone or with devices such as canes or walkers, or by becoming more independent in a wheelchair).
  • Speech/Language Therapist
    Speech/Language Therapist
    Your speech and language therapist will help you regain your ability to communicate. Based on your needs, your SLP will work with you on swallowing, memory and thinking skills, and finding alternative ways to communicate.
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
    Rehabilitation Psychologist
    Your rehabilitation psychologist will help you and your caregivers cope with your individual illness or disability. Your rehabilitation psychologist will help you and your caregivers by providing counseling and education about your illness or disability.
  • Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
    Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
    Your therapeutic recreation specialist will incorporate your leisure activities into your therapy program. Your CTRS will work with you on building confidence and social interaction skills, learning to plan and do activities independently or with minimal assistance, and using community outings to practice your skills.
  • Neuropsychologist
    Your neuropsychologist will evaluate you for problems with attention, concentration, thinking, and memory and work with your therapists to develop a therapy plan to address your needs.
  • Chaplain
    Chaplains are available to provide spiritual support to you and your caregivers according to your spiritual needs.
  • Registered Dietician
    Registered Dietician
    Your dietician will help you meet your nutritional needs. Your dietician will assess your diet, work with the dietary staff to ensure you receive proper nutrition, and educate you and your caregivers on how to maintain a proper or modified diet (i.e. low-salt, low-cholesterol, etc.) at home.
  • Case Manager
    Discharge Planner (DCP)
    Your discharge planner is an integral part of your interdisciplinary team. Your discharge planner will help you and your caregivers by answering your questions and coordinating needed resources to help prepare for your discharge from RHI.
Education & Support
RHI recognizes the importance of support and education for patients and their loved ones to cope with the life changes that accompany a stroke. For more information about the education and support opportunities available at RHI, please contact the 317-329-2000. If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed, talk to the chaplain and/or other staff members.
  • Stroke Patient Education Series

    This series addresses topics related to stroke recovery, complications, and community reentry.

  • Stroke Awareness Group

    Support group for those who have survived a stroke and caregivers of stroke survivors.

    Occurs the second Wednesday of every month Location: Main Campus Contact Shannon Gardiner at (317) 329-2000

  • Coumadin Education

    These sessions provide education for patients using Coumadin as part as a drug treatment in addition to their therapy program

  • Dietary Management Diet Class

    This class teaches basic carbohydrate counting to inpatients and their caregivers.

  • The Life Givers

    This group provides emotional support for caregivers of RHI patients in need.

  • The Other Side of the Gym

    This group is for RHI patients to provide support and share coping strategies from within their rehabilitation experience and is open to patients in all treatment programs.

  • Individual and Group Outings

    Scheduled by recreation therapist or primary therapists to assist patients to learn the needed reentry skills to function effectively in the community. These are scheduled as needed.

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Questions You May Have...
  • What will I be doing when I am not in therapy?

    When not in therapy, patients typically rest, visit with friends and family, or find some form of recreation.

  • Can my family join me in therapy sessions?

    Yes! Families are strongly encouraged to attend therapy sessions to observe and ask questions, especially those who will be the primary caregiver after discharge.

  • How many hours of therapy will I have each day?

    Patients have 3-5 hours of therapy a day during the week. Weekend therapy is reduced to allow you to rest and visit with family and friends.

  • What time does my therapy start?

    Inpatient therapy begins at 8:30a.m.

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