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The goal of stroke rehabilitation

  • Recovering from a stroke depends on many things:

    • the type and location of the brain injury
    • your general health
    • your personality
    • your emotional status
    • the support of family and friends
    • the care you receive

    Recovery is different for each person. It includes medical care, natural recovery, rehab and the return to your everyday activities.

    You may have limits as a result of your stroke. Your goal in rehabilitation is to be as independent and productive as you can. You will learn new skills, improve your physical condition and learn how to do tasks in different ways.

    Rehab usually begins in the hospital. It may continue after your hospital stay ends.

    You, your family and your health care team will make decisions about your care before you leave the hospital.

  • Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, fourth edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4
    Reviewed by: Allina Health Patient Education experts
    First published: 02/01/2006
    Last reviewed: 12/09/2011