Posted on: August 14, 2017
Rehabilitation After Leaving the Hospital
Many people who finish inpatient rehabilitation will still need ongoing therapy
Some people can be discharged back to their homes to complete their rehabilitation. Rehabilitation that takes place after leaving the hospital can achieve outcomes that are as good as rehabilitation done in the hospital. Many people who finish inpatient rehabilitation will still need ongoing therapy in the community to achieve their desired goals once discharged from hospital.
Home Health Care
Home and Community Care involves nursing, rehabilitation and personal care to clients in a home setting. These services are designed to help individuals address everyday needs, continue with rehabilitation therapy, promote ongoing recovery as well as address risks that may be present within the home setting. Home care services often provide assistance with personal care, household chores and financial management.
Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Programs
Outpatient therapy in the sub-acute phase of stroke (4-8 weeks post stroke) is often prescribed following discharge from in-patient stroke rehabilitation units. Continuing therapy may include hospital-based “day” hospital programs or home-based rehabilitation.1
Private Stroke Therapy
An option for continuing therapy after stroke once leaving the hospital is to access private therapy services. If a person wants private therapy they can ask their healthcare team for further options.