Stroke & Neurological Disorders

Diversicare offers rehabilitation and nursing care for patients who have been diagnosed with stroke and other neurological conditions. Goals vary by individual; however we typically strive to assist each person in gaining a more independent lifestyle. Examples of conditions treated may include:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Care planning is interdisciplinary and tailored to the needs and goals of the individual. While each person’s course of care will vary, some examples of areas addressed are listed below:

Physical Therapy

  • Gait training for walking
  • Balance training
  • Transfer training
  • Evaluating and training with equipment for mobility
  • Joint range of motion, strengthening and endurance
  • Orthotics management
  • Patient and family education

Occupational Therapy

  • Strengthening and range of motion
  • Coordination training
  • Customized or prefabricated splinting
  • Self-care skills training (activities of daily living), including: dressing, bathing, toileting, self-feeding
  • Home management, leisure and work skills training
  • Functional cognitive/safety training
  • Adaptive equipment for self-care and home management
  • Patient and family education

Speech Therapy

  • Articulation and voice improvement
  • Aphasia/Language therapy
  • Cognitive retraining for memory and attention as well as organizing and planning
  • Computer aided speech or alternative non-vocal communication
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Patient and family education