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Recovery and rehabilitation (Rehab)

The goal of rehab
You may have limits as a result of your stroke. Your goal in rehabilitation is to be as independent and productive as you can.

The recovery team
You will work with a team of health care providers to recover from your stroke.

After your hospital stay
During your hospital stay, you, your family and hospital staff all work on planning for when you're ready to leave the hospital.

Rehab options
If you need ongoing stroke rehabilitation, the type you receive depends on your ability to take part in therapy, your medical needs and your caregiver.

Role of family and friends
Your family and friends need to understand what you are going through and how the stroke has affected you.

Tips for reducing stress
Take your stroke recovery one day at a time. Be hopeful for a successful recovery.