The brain heals more slowly than many other parts of the body. Recovery from a stroke is different for each person. It can often take months or years to recover.
Your goal is to be as independent as you can. You may learn new skills, improve your physical condition and learn how to do tasks in different ways.
Because a person with a stroke has specific needs, recovery will be different for each person. The recovery often includes medical care, natural recovery, rehabilitation and the gradual return to your everyday activities.
It is important to follow your health care provider’s instructions about recovery.
Rehabilitation usually starts in the hospital. You may continue with it after your hospital stay. Together, you and members of your health care team and care circle will make rehabilitation choices before you leave the hospital.
Your program may include:
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