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Stroke Recovery at Blount Memorial Hospital helps patients reach full potential through rehabilitation, education and support

To help stroke patients reach their maximum health and function levels, the Blount Memorial stroke program provides continuous therapy and education options through the Medical Fitness program, the Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers at Springbrook or Tellico West and the Blount Memorial Wellness Center at Springbrook and Cherokee.

Recovery begins in the hospital with daily physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as medical treatment and counseling to reduce the risk factors that caused the stroke. In addition, inpatient stroke recovery includes patient and family education. Topics discussed include dealing with any limitations resulting from stroke, making lifestyle changes, recognizing risk factors and taking the necessary steps to prevent a second stroke.

Some stroke patients may require additional therapy such as physical or occupational therapies or speech-language pathology before returning home. One option available to these patients is short-term, inpatient rehabilitation at the Blount Memorial Transitional Care Center at MorningView Village. Those who can return home safely after stroke treatment may benefit from the assistance of a home health services available through Blount Memorial Home Services.

For more information about the Blount Memorial stroke program or the hospital’s free stroke support group, call 865-980-4739.

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