Recovery from a stroke begins right away. The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to help you regain as much independence as possible so you can return to live in the community. You may also learn ways to do things differently than before.
What will happen?
- You will stay in a rehabilitation hospital. As you improve, you may be able to go home on weekends.
- you will receive therapy to help you to regain your ability to move safely inside and outside of your home, take care of yourself, communicate your needs and interact with others.
- You will participate in therapy as much as possible.
- You may spend several hours a day in individual and/or group activities.
- You will spend time learning new skills that will help you to recover and be more independent.
- It is helpful to have a family or friend (if available) to support you.
Who will you work with?
- Nurses, physiatrist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, registered dietitian, recreation therapist, social worker, pharmacist, etc.
How long will you stay?
- Soon after you have been admitted, the care team will inform you how long you will stay in the rehabilitation hospital.
- You may be here for 1 to 7 weeks. The length of stay will depend on your rehabilitation needs/goals.