Why Choose Sheba for Hemorrhagic Stroke Rehabilitation
A stroke, also referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or a brain attack, is an interruption in blood flow to cells in the brain. A stroke that leads to bleeding (too much blood in the brain) is called a hemorrhagic stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a weakened blood vessel ruptures, causing the blood to accumulate and compress the surrounding brain tissue. A hemorrhagic stroke can either be an intracerebral (within the brain) hemorrhage or a subarachnoid hemorrhage (on the brain’s surface).
While advancements in managing hemorrhagic strokes have resulted in higher survival rates, this has also resulted in more survivors with significant functional morbidity that require long-term care and rehabilitation services.
Hemorrhagic stroke rehabilitation is the mainstay of treatment to reduce impairment, improve independence in activities, and return patients to meaningful engagement in the community.
What are the Potential Effects of Hemorrhagic Strokes?
The difficulties associated with hemorrhagic strokes vary, and can include impairment in motor and sensory functions, emotional lability, language dysfunctions, perception deficits, and cognitive dysfunctions. Several factors influence the functional outcome as well as the treatment protocol for a given patient.
In planning a hemorrhagic stroke rehabilitation procedure, it is first necessary to identify whether the patient has monoplegia, hemiplegia, or any other paralytic syndromes, whether there are any cognitive or speech disturbances (i.e., aphasia, dysphasia, dysarthria or fluency disorder), if there is an impairment in swallowing or if the patient requires a tracheostomy to breathe.
Hemorrhagic Stroke Rehabilitation at Sheba Medical Center
In stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, the quality and duration of prolonged recovery depend not only on the ongoing treatment, but also on the outcome of the rehabilitation during the subacute phase of recovery. To support all facets of your recovery, it is crucial to choose a treatment facility that offers a wide range of therapeutic approaches.
Founded in 1972, Sheba’s Department of Neurological Rehabilitation treats 400 inpatients and 2,500 outpatients every year. Patients benefit from an integrative, multidisciplinary approach, with input and expertise from a variety of specialists in addition to top tier expert neurologists.
Sheba’s Department of Neurological Rehabilitation
As Israel’s largest medical center and one of the top ten hospitals in the world according to Newsweek, Sheba offers comprehensive rehabilitative care at our Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, which specializes in advanced post-CVA rehabilitation.
Our highly skilled team of experts, including neurologists, physical therapists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and more, facilitate patient recovery through innovative treatments, a multidisciplinary approach, and long-term follow-up. During inpatient care, our nursing staff works in tandem with the neurorehabilitation team to support the program’s success, from practicing therapeutic skills, techniques, and exercises with the patient to managing his day-to-day care and preparing for his home care needs in anticipation of release.
The Rehabilitation Process
While the needs of each patient vary according to their precise diagnosis and condition, the ultimate goal of neurological rehabilitation is for patients to reach their maximum level of function through different therapies, with the doctor supervising your rehabilitation formulating a program that promotes your physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. Aspects of your care may include:
- Neurological physical therapy
- Participation in support groups
- Nutritional guidance
- Pain management
- Emotional support and counseling
- Vocational counseling
- Speech therapy
If your neurorehabilitation program is on an outpatient basis, or if you are slated to be discharged, social workers will equip you and your family with the tools to continue your care once home, ensuring that your surroundings support and encourage your recovery.
New Neurorehabilitation Programs at Sheba
Sheba’s Neurorehabilitation Department is at the forefront of care, having pioneered a range of innovative therapies. Recently, the department implemented a weight training program for orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, focusing on treating gait disabilities resulting from incomplete spinal cord injuries, strokes, or brain injuries. In cases where patients need to improve specific controlled movement and balance functions, our specialists also utilize virtual reality for neurological rehabilitation physiotherapy.
To learn more about hemorrhagic stroke rehabilitation at Sheba, contact us for a free consultation.
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