Care After Stroke
It is important that you receive regular medical care after leaving the hospital to help reduce your risk of another stroke.
Make sure you have a plan for which doctor(s) you will see and when to see them after you leave the hospital. Bring your list of medications, as the dosage will likely need to be adjusted based on blood tests and other measurements made by your doctor after you leave the hospital. Do not stop taking your regular medications without talking to your doctor first.
If you have a family history of stroke, it's important that you consult a doctor who specializes in heart care to determine your best plan of care for a healthy life. Find a neurologist today.
Since 1938, the Rehabilitation Center at Our Lady of the Lake has provided comprehensive, individualized care for those who've experienced stroke or other neurological issues. Our specialists help patients regain optimal independence in a reasonable recovery time-in fact, the average stay for our stroke patients is only 18 - 20 days.
The Center also offers these added advantages:
- 24-hour availability of physicians or certified nurses
- Diverse therapy options including physical, occupational, speech and recreational
- Case management, social work and psychology services
- Pastoral care
- Nutritional care
- Respiratory care
- Diagnostic radiology
- Prosthetic/orthotic referral