The rehabilitation center at Loma Linda University Medical Center offers innovative programs, which combined with the excellence of our rehabilitation specialists and customized care for every patient, provide outstanding rehabilitation results.
Different types of strokes can affect different centers of the brain such as motor control, speech and language, bowel and bladder function. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.
Problems resulting from stroke may include:
Weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis)
Loss of speech (Aphasia)
Inability to carry on activities of daily living (ADLs) i.e. showering/bathing, dressing/grooming
Loss of bowel and bladder function
Long or short-term memory loss
Our goal is to start rehabilitation services as early as possible and to provide the patient with the opportunity to regain total functionality.
Regardless of the patient's type of stroke, our team works with our patients to help optimize function, mobility, and to help train the patient's family members or caregivers to assist the patient after they return home. Our therapists will work with your loved one for a minimum of three hours per day to ensure their healing and well being.
Stroke Rehabilitation Program Includes:
- Intensive therapy
- Interdisciplinary team specializing in the care of stroke patients
- Stroke caregiver support group
- Weekly gait clinics provide ongoing assessment of the patient's progress in walking
- Speech rehabilitation therapy
- Individualized discharge planning initiated at time of admission
- Equipment needs assessment
- Patient family education
- Community re-entry activities
To learn more about our stroke rehabilitation program request a consultation with one of our rehabilitation specialists or sign up to receive our newsletter for more information.