Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals Recommended for Post-Stroke Care
Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals are the recommended post-acute venue for stroke survivors by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).
The AHA/ASA recommends that immediately following acute-care stays, stroke patients receive rehabilitation treatment at inpatient rehabilitation facilities rather than skilled nursing facilities. At an inpatient facility, services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers.
Evidence shows that dedicated, inter-professional stroke care may:
- Reduce mortality rates
- Lessen the likelihood of institutional care
- Decrease long-term disability
- Enhance recovery
- Increase independence with activities of daily living