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Rehabilitation services: Stroke

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For more about our stroke rehabilitation program, call

612-863-4457.

Clinical outcomes

Patients in Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Stroke Rehabilitation Program show excellent outcomes.

  • Last year, more than 77 percent were able to go back to their homes or communities -- nearly 7 percent higher than the national average.
  • Although our patients stay in the hospital nearly three days less than the national average, their daily improvement is higher.

arrow points to link to inpatient outcomes section of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's website See stroke rehabilitation program statistics.

Treatment for stroke

When blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted due to a ruptured or blocked blood vessel, a stroke occurs. The severity of a stroke and the amount of brain damage it causes can differ greatly from one person to the next.

Treatments for stroke are very time sensitive and it's critical that you arrive at the emergency room in the early hours after the stroke has started.

When you have a stroke and are taken to the hospital, doctors and neurologists work to stabilize your condition. Once you have improved, your care team will recommend the additional treatment and rehabilitation methods that are best for you.

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Stroke

A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel. Doctors may use the terms cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebral infarction or brain attack to describe stroke.

There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Learn more in our manual for stroke patients and their caregivers.

Stroke rehabilitation

Those who have limitations after a stroke find rehabilitation can help improve their function. With proper care you can regain skills and learn new ways to accomplish familiar tasks.

Stroke rehabilitation options include:

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation
Home care
Outpatient stroke rehabilitation

Understanding Stroke

This manual provides vital information about stroke for patients and their families.


Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Sue Newman, OTR, occupational therapy coordinator, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 03/02/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/02/2011