The Young Stroke Program
Stroke survivors who were very active prior to their stroke are often ready, willing, and able to participate in a more focused program. Our Young Stroke program, a segment of inpatient stroke care at Gaylord, takes advantage of the energy and resiliency of such patients. The Young Stroke program is not based on age; rather, participation is related to the patient's activity prior to the stroke, specifically if the person was a student, caregiver or employed at the time of the stroke. Young Stroke participants often have a stay at the hospital, may return home, continue with outpatient therapy or transitional care at Gaylord. The American Heart Association reported that nearly 20 percent of strokes happen to people still working. This program helps them get back to the life they were leading.