Stroke-related impairments tend to fluctuate, especially during early recovery, however, research studies indicate comprehensive care during the first four weeks after a stroke improves rehabilitation results.
The Premier Point Approach
Premier Point clinicians understand that every stroke patient has a unique path to recovery. We work with referring physicians to stabilize and control life-threatening medical conditions and reduce stroke-related complications. We also work with patients to implement preventative measures to reduce the risk of future strokes and associated chronic diseases, and help patients relearn daily living skills, regaining their sense of independence.
Premier Point’s team of on-staff nurses and occupational, physical, and speech therapists allow us to develop comprehensive and fully coordinated stroke rehabilitation solutions, improving our patients’ opportunities for positive results.
Our customized care plans can include:
Teaching patients to manage loss of body functions and structures:
- Hemiparesis or weakened muscles on one side of the body
- Bowel and bladder complications
- Muscle contractures and pressure ulcers due to immobility
Teaching patients how to compensate for the loss of mobility functions
- Constraint-induced therapy to strengthen muscles
- Range-of-motion therapy to improve muscle tension
- Speech therapy to improve swallowing and other impairments that impact communication skills
- Assessment for walking aides and other support tools to reduce the risk of fall or bone fractures
- Techniques for incorporating skills learned in physical, occupational and speech therapy into patients’ daily living routines
Educating patients about lifestyle modifications
- Monitoring blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood cholesterol and maintaining a log for review with medical providers
- Developing a specialized diet program with the assistance of our dietician, when necessary
- Managing the wide range of mental and emotional changes that often accompany strokes
- Utilizing our on-staff medical social worker to identify community resources to support additional rehabilitative needs