Stroke Center of Excellence

Stroke Center of Excellence

Each year, approximately 700,000 people in the United States suffer a new or recurrent stroke. While it can happen to anyone, at any age, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, resulting in paralysis, sensory impairment, swallowing problems, loss of communication skills and disruption of a person's ability to think clearly.

Sunnyview's reputation as the premier stroke rehabilitation program in the region is based on more than 40 years of excellence and measurable success. Using state-of-the-art technologies and a comprehensive, individualized interdisciplinary team approach to treatment, Sunnyview's stroke center consistently returns the majority of patients to the community and provides follow-up outpatient care as needed.

Services and programs include:

*  Physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapies
*  Neuropsychological evaluation, including screening for depression
*  Modified constraint-induced movement therapy
*  Gait training using the Bioness system
*  Balance and gait training using the Lite-Gait Systema
*  Nutritional screening and counseling
*  Leisure skills evaluation
*  On-site functional living apartment to practice skills
*  Stroke risk reduction planning
*  Supervised community outings
Driver evaluation and training
*  Patient, family and caregiver education and support groups
*  Young Adult Stroke Program
*  Post Stroke Club
*  Studio Arts Group

Here's what sets our Stroke Rehabilitation Program apart:

  • *  Excellent clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • *  State-of-the-art technology delivered by highly trained staff, including the Light Gait, Bioness system for upper and lower extremities, pressure mapping system and a hydraulic therapeutic pool.
  • *  A census of nearly 400 stroke patients per year to include young adults and older adults. We also offer a pediatric program for children newborn to 18 years of age.

Expert Staff

  • *  Four (4) physiatrists (physicians board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation) with a combined 70 years of experience.
  • *  Dedicated team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, audiologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, recreation therapists, vocational counselors, driving educators and special educators.

Related Links

American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
National Stroke Association
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke
Stroke Awareness Foundation
Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium

Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) as a Stroke Specialty Program.

For more information, call us at (518) 382-4500.

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