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Discover how Gaylord's setting provides a restorative, healing environment for our patients and their families. For details and videos about specific programs see the individual program pages. 

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Experts in Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation at Gaylord includes inpatient and outpatient care backed by more than 60 years of experience in the field of stroke recovery.

Our specialists help patients with partial paralysis, speech loss, swallowing problems, and perceptual or visual problems to regain their strength and maximize their capabilities. We are skilled in treating patients who have other complications, such as heart disease, hypertension or diabetes. For patients of all ages who are able, we offer intensive rehabilitation through our Young Stroke Program, which takes advantage of the energy and resilience of people who plan to return to their previous schedule of school or work.

Inpatient Care

Each stroke survivor arrives to our inpatient unit with complicated needs, many questions, and the desire to know what the future holds. A clinical care team is assembled from key areas of Gaylord’s expertise. Together, the team and patient begin the work of recovery, regaining strength, speech, mobility, and independence. The rate and pace of rehabilitation is determined by the patient and his or her team, and we face the future together, every step of the way.

Outpatient Care

Making the fullest recovery from stroke demands outpatient therapy. At Gaylord, we can provide experienced therapists and advanced techniques to facilitate stroke rehabilitation at an advanced level, surrounding the patient with every resource needed to expand their abilities. Speech, physical, aquatic, and cognitive therapies are key components. Technology and its role in rehabilitation equipment is also critical. Explore our capabilities and see for yourself.

97% of Gaylord Stroke Patients are Very Likely to Recommend Our Program

99% of Gaylord Stroke Patients Felt that Our Program Met Their Goals

Chris' Young Stroke Recovery

Chris was at home with his family when he began having a headache and felt dizzy and uncoordinated. A type 1 diabetic since the age of 5, Chris knew these were common symptoms of low blood sugar so he did a blood test. But his blood sugar was fine. Testing at a local hospital revealed that Chris had suffered a stroke in the left pontine portion (the pons) of his brain, impairing function on his right side. The pons is the lowest part of the brain stem that connects to the top of the spinal cord. Just four days after the stroke, Chris was transferred to Gaylord for rehab in the Young Stroke Program.

Technology at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Gaylord offers a range of advanced technologies and patient services, all based on the latest research and best practices. 


Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission

Spaulding Model Center

Spinal Cord Injury Model Center

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

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