A stroke usually happens suddenly, without warning and can be a life changing event. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is your partner on your rehabilitation journey to regain independence and rebuild your life.

Common Problems Associated with Stroke that HSC Addresses through Individualized Care

  • Dysphagia/Swallowing Impairment
  • Aphasia/Dysarthria
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Hemiplegia/Weakness
  • Impaired Mobility
  • Decreased Ability to Perform ADLs/Self-Care
  • Lifestyle changes including social, leisure and community adjustments
  • Perceptual Impairment

Treatment Modalities/Technology Available

  • Neuro-robotic technology including Bioness
  • ICARE body weight supported elliptical trainer
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Assistive technology/Adaptive equipment
  • BITS the Bioness Integrated Therapy System
  • Splinting
  • Mobility Courtyard
  • Augmented and assistive communication assessment and set up
  • RTI functional electrical stimulation bike

Swallowing Center of Excellence

  • Instrumental evaluation with MBS or FEES completed on site
  • Treatment modalities include Swallow strong, IOPI, EMST, sEMG, biofeedback, MDTP and NMES to improve swallowing function

Medical Management and Education May Include

  • 24 hour on-site medical oversight
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Management of complex medical co-morbidities
  • Specialized rehabilitation nursing
  • Systematic assessment of progress with Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ongoing patient and family education
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

Specialized Rehabilitation Team Members May Include

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Social Worker
  • Dietician
  • Psychologist
  • Chaplain

Transition Planning

At HSC, our goal is to return patients to the community. To start on this journey, a transition plan is developed with every patient admitted. Home care services and/or an outpatient rehabilitation programs are organized with patients who are discharged home. Some individuals may require additional inpatient rehabilitation services at a sub-acute level of care upon discharge. As you near discharge, your discharge plan will be well-coordinated to enable you to receive appropriate follow-up care.

Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

In addition to the treatment modalities and technology available during an inpatient stay, on an outpatient basis we offer coordinated occupational, physical and speech therapies with physiatry oversight. Group programming including aphasia, leisure skills and adaptive sports complement the individual therapies.