Rehabilitation begins at the inpatient stage and continues on an outpatient basis, involving an interdisciplinary team that may include psychiatrists, neurologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, recreational therapists and case managers.
Union Hospital offers high-quality rehabilitation services. Our 12-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive medical care and daily therapy services to help stroke patients prepare for discharge to their home.
During the inpatient stage, rehabilitation may involve activities in our dedicated rehabilitation facility. After dismissal, patients may be involved in a specific rehabilitation program at our UH Healthplex facility on the Union Hospital campus. Healthplex is a state-of-the-art facility operated by experts in the field of rehabilitation, sports medicine and fitness.
From home, many patients continue their stroke rehabilitation as outpatients at our Healthplex facility. This state-of-the-art center has helped thousands of patients with skilled physical, occupational and speech therapy services.
Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.
On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Stroke is the leading cause of death in the US. Each month, 15 to 20 Tuscarawas County residents have a stroke. Act FAST to get them treatment as quickly as possible.
Patients who arrive at the emergency room within three hours of experiencing first signs of symptoms tend to be healthier three months after a stroke than those whose care is delayed.