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