For more information about the Stroke Rehabilitation Program, call 831-239-5811.
Dominican is a Primary Stroke Center Program
As part of Dominican Hospital's Joint Commission accredited stroke program, care for patients with stroke initially begins in the Emergency Department after an individual recognizes the symptoms and calls 911. Stroke rehabilitation is designed for patients who have had a cerebrovascular accident (stroke). We assist patients in regaining their highest level of function in communication, self-care, mobility and emotional well-being.
Most patients return home and are able to lead a relatively independent lifestyle. Our interdisciplinary approach places special attention on regaining abilities rather than on disability. Patients and their families actively participate in planning and implementing a comprehensive treatment plan in which specific goals are established. Attainment of these goals is measured throughout the inpatient rehabilitation program.
Patient care goals may include:
- Evaluate and manage medical and rehabilitative problems
- Increase mobility and physical endurance
- Achieve maximum independence in self-care skills and activities of daily living
- Utilize appropriate functional aids and equipment
- Provide opportunities for community re-integration
- Provide education for recreational and leisure activities
- Develop a functional communication system for the patient and family members
- Provide family training and education in all aspects of stroke rehabilitation management
- Facilitate emotional adjustment for the patient and family
- Discharge to home or a modified living environment Care Team
- Case Management Services
- Medical and Surgical Consults
- Nutritional Care Specialists
- Occupational Therapists
- Orthotics Assessment and Fitting
- Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
- Physical Therapists
- Rehabilitation Technologists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Respiratory Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech and Swallowing Therapists
- Spiritual Care Services
Patient & Family Training
Patient and family training is designed to meet the needs of each individual. Families are trained to assist with certain areas of care in order for patient to be as prepared as possible for discharge. At the time of discharge, the patient and family should have a clear understanding of physical and cognitive abilities and limitations, medications, personal hygiene needs, skin care and equipment needs. Outpatient Therapy Services and Home Health are available after discharge if ordered by your physician.