Stroke Program


Gaylord's Stroke ProgramStroke Resources

Our Approach to Care

Our Stroke Program is designed to meet the needs of patients using individualized therapy programs that deal effectively with impairments that typically result from a stroke: partial paralysis, speech loss, swallowing problems, and perceptual or visual problems. We offer a range of in- and outpatient services to meet the specific needs of each patient. A physician is available 24/7 to handle medical emergencies, and our clinical staff is experienced in treating complex cases that may involve more than one disability. They’re also skilled in treating patients who may have other complications, such as heart disease, hypertension or diabetes.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, our stroke team draws on the wide range of specialists available at Gaylord – speech therapists, physical therapists and more – to help patients regain their strength and maximize their capabilities.

Gaylord also offers a highly aggressive rehabilitation program, called “Young Stroke,” for patients of any age who led very active lives before their strokes. Most patients in “Young Stroke” return home after just a brief stay at the hospital, and nearly all continue with outpatient therapy. The more aggressive therapies used in the program are designed to take advantage of the greater energy and resilience of these patients.

Program Highlights

  • Gaylord has more than 30 years experience in successfully rehabilitating stroke patients. Our specialized services include:
    • Swallowing therapy
    • Special diets
    • Videofluoroscopy
    • Computer-assisted therapy
    • Psychological counseling
  • Chaplaincy services

  • We provide MYOMO (My Own Motion) neurorobotic, non-invasive medical device technology to help people relearn how to move severely weak or partially paralyzed limbs.

  • Our Transitional Living Program offers supervised environments for recovering stroke patients to practice problem-solving techniques, enhance their social skills, and sharpen their employment skills before returning to home, work, or the community.

  • An intensive Aphasia Therapy Program serves those who have developed a speech-language impairment resulting from a stroke, or other acquired brain injury.

  • Our Cognitive Therapy Program is a structured group program for patients with cognitive deficits. The Program addresses memory skills, vocational issues, fitness, academic and psychosocial therapies, as well as community reintegration.

  • Gaylord's Aquatic Therapy Program utilizes water-based treatment techniques to:
    • Increase joint range of motion
    • Relieve pain and muscle spasms
    • Improve functional ability
    • Build self-confidence
  • To help patients and their families learn about stroke and its repercussions, we offer a strong educational program that includes support groups, lecture series, publications and family conferences with staff.

  • We offer a well organized outpatient follow-up program. Patients are encouraged to return 4 to 6 weeks after discharge to ensure that they’re making optimal progress.

  • Stroke Program and Outcomes pdf

Stroke Information


Inpatient call the Admissions Office: (203) 284-2810
Fax: (203) 284-2811

Outpatient Appointments: (203) 284-2888

Traurig House Admissions: (203) 741-3488 or (203) 284-2773


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Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

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8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

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