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Stroke Rehabilitation Program

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital offers a complete inpatient rehabilitation program that may help if you or a loved one has experienced a stroke.  

How to Receive Care at North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital:

You can be referred to North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital by your family doctor. If you are looking for rehabilitative care for yourself or your family member after a stroke, please stop by for a visit or take the online tour at

Family Participation:

The focus is on you and your family at North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital. The team will work closely with you and your family during daily therapy sessions. Family conferences will be held to answer your questions and address any concerns you and your family may have during your stay, and when you’re ready to leave the hospital.

Your Expert Team of Professionals:

The admission process starts with a nurse who will assess the effects of the stroke and other conditions you may have. Other experts may also provide input regarding your application for admission. If you meet the requirements for admission, you will work with a specially-trained team to set goals that help you reach your highest level of independent living.  

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors:

A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor specializes in rehabilitation medicine.  He/she will direct an individual rehabilitation program with input from all of the team.  They will also communicate with other physicians involved in the patient’s care.  

Physical Therapists:

A Physical Therapist helps promote independence by developing a plan to optimize movement and muscle control while improving strength, endurance and balance.  

Occupational Therapists:

An Occupational Therapist helps promote independence with activities of daily living like bathing, grooming, dressing, eating and household activities while also addressing needs in the areas of orientation, attention and memory.  

Speech Therapists:

The Speech Therapist assesses problems with speech and swallowing related to the stroke.  They also address issues related to reasoning, perception or thinking.  

Social Workers/Case Managers:

The social workers/case managers will provide support to patients and families regarding any impairments related to the stroke. They manage communication between the patient and team members.  They coordinate discharge planning options that address any needs regarding financial or community issues.  Employers or school personnel can be included in this process if goals identified involve returning to work or school.  

Nutritional Specialists:

A registered dietitian will assist in meal planning and preparation in order to manage recovery with good nutrition.  

Respiratory Therapists:

A respiratory therapist is available 24 hours a day to assist with any respiratory issues.  

Medical Management:

The patient’s family physician or surgeon may continue to see the patient during their stay.  

Rehabilitation Nursing:

Rehabilitation nursing staff will be available 24 hours a day to assist with medications, self-care and reinforce techniques and gains made during therapy.  

Other Services Offered:

  • Neuropsychologist
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Adaptive Driving Program
  • Aquatic Therapy

Education and Support Groups:

Our education to the patient and family includes information about strokes and preventing a second stroke.  We also encourage patients and families joining stroke support groups.

Service Model For Admit Process

View the Service Model For Admit Process (PDF)

For more information on North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital, please call (985) 542-7777.