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Choosing the right stroke recovery and treatment

At Encompass Health Salisbury, we know the effects of a stroke are as unique as the individual. We also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke may improve with specialized rehabilitation. As you consider your options for recovery from stroke, explore what makes our hospital exceptional: An unparalleled expertise in rehabilitation, the most innovative therapies and technologies and an expert team of compassionate caregivers dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Our approach to stroke rehabilitation

When it comes to caring for stroke survivors, our experts know success lies in compassionate, specialized care including:

Physical, occupational and speech therapy

24-hour nursing care

Regular physician visits*

*This hospital provides access to independent physicians.


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Why inpatient rehabilitation?

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury, our care team will implement a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your unique goals and get back to what matters most to you and your loved ones.

At our rehabilitation hospital, you will receive:

  • Therapy using state-of-the-art technologies
  • An expert approach to patient care with weekly team meetings to assess your progress
  • A hospital level of care that includes 24/7 nursing care and frequent physician visits
  • Proven best practices and therapeutic techniques
  • Caregiver education and resources within your community to support you after you leave our hospital

What is stroke rehabilitation?

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury, we know the effects of a stroke are as unique as each of our patients. We also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke may improve with time and specialized rehabilitation.

Through a coordinated care approach, we implement a personalized treatment plan for each patient, proactively communicating and collaborating across multidisciplinary teams. We deliver integrated care that adapts to meet a patient’s specific needs, and base their care plan on their unique goals. Features of our stroke program include:

  • Community resources
  • Medication instruction
  • Discharge planning
  • Outdoor mobility tracks
  • Home assessments
  • Industry leader in patient/family health education
  • Continuing care and referrals
  • Full-time rehabilitation team
  • Return-to-home program
  • State-of-the-art technologies and treatments
  • Weekly team conferences to assess treatment progress

Our approach to stroke therapy

What to expect
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By combining speech, occupational and physical therapy, our team of therapists will work with you on achieving your unique goals.

Your neurorehabilitation therapy could include:

Physical activities might include:

  • Motor-skill exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination

  • Speech therapy to improve speaking and swallowing
  • training for using a walker, canes, wheelchair or ankle brace
  • Activities of daily living allow patients to practice daily household and lifestyle tasks such dressing, cooking and driving.

Cognitive activities might include:

  • Therapy can help you with lost cognitive abilities, such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment and safety awareness
  • Therapy can help you regain lost abilities in listening, writing and comprehension
  • Advanced technologies to help with mobility, balance, driving, speech and language, circulation, swallowing, memory and cognition, to name a few
  • Activities of daily living exercises to help patients relearn signatures, medication management and handling finances.

Where should stroke rehabilitation take place?

Where you choose to continue your stroke recovery and rehabilitation matters. According to the 2016 adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines released by the American Heart Association, whenever possible, stroke patients should be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a skilled nursing facility.

“While at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, a patient participates in at least three hours of rehabilitation a day from physical, occupational and speech therapists. Nurses are continuously available and doctors typically visit daily. An inpatient rehabilitation facility may be a free-standing facility or a separate unit of a hospital.”**

We use our advanced technologies to treat patients affected by stroke.

at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury

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Together to End Stroke

As a part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, we are a proud sponsor of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative. By working together, we can show how stroke is treatable, beatable and preventable. Our stroke experts nationwide worked with the American Stroke Association to develop this “Life after Stroke” guide to support those recovering from a stroke.

Download the guide

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