Inglemoor Rehabilitation NJ Stroke Program
Inglemoor’s highly regarded stroke program is designed to treat patients who have suffered from a range of severe cerebral vascular accidents (CVA’s) to mild transient ischemic attacks (TIA’s). From the day of admission, the interdisciplinary team works aggressively to provide individualized interventions to help patients return home to their families and communities. Therapy and Nursing Departments work closely together with the goal of returning patients to their pre-stroke functioning level. The program does, however, consider that this goal is not always completely attainable and teaches patients new ways of performing tasks to compensate for any residual disabilities suffered from a stroke. The stroke program also comprises of a full-time speech therapist, who designs individualized programs to assist patients in re-learning or modifying their communication skills in order to have their needs expressed.
Ultimately, the focus of the stroke program is to help patients become independent as soon as possible, allowing them to return home safely. To ensure this safe return, Social Services provides assistance with arranging visiting nurse, private home care, and home modification services as with ordering any durable medical equipment needed for the safe mobility around the home. Therapy Department also provides family and caregiver training to reinforce the safety of a discharge plan.
The patients who participate in the stroke program seek not only post-hospitalization rehabilitation but also continued sub-acute therapy after maximizing their stay at an acute rehabilitation center. Full-time case managers are available to conduct assessments at both hospitals and acute rehabilitation facilities to ensure we can meet the needs and goals of these patients before admission into Inglemoor.