Beyond Treatment: Prevention and Education

An important part of stroke care at Augusta Health is addressing your continuing care needs before and after you leave the hospital.

Our stroke specialists focus on stroke prevention through a combination of medication and lifestyle adjustments. Through education and awareness of stroke causes and conditions, we’re working to decrease the risk of debilitation and help improve quality of life for our patients.

Recovery Support Offered:

  • Neuro Rehabilitation Unit – This is a Physician directed team approach to rehabilitative care. The patient and family are key members of the interdisciplinary team that is dedicated to having the patient regain as much independence as possible. The patient must be able to tolerate and participate in at least 3 hours of combined therapies five days/week.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility – Care is planned, coordinated and provided by a multidisciplinary team. Nursing care is based on scientific principles where patient’s social, psychological, and rehabilitative needs are met.
  • Outpatient Therapy – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, and Speech Therapy all offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for pediatric through geriatric populations. 
  • Home Health – Care of the patient takes place in the home for acute or chronic illness under orders of a physician. Care is provided by Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Aides for personal care, and Social Workers.
  • Case Manager – Patients who require coordination of care upon discharge are monitored by a Case Manager.
  • Stroke Team – The Stroke Team is an interdisciplinary group of caregivers under the direction of a medical director (Neurologist) and Quality Coordinator or Stroke Program Coordinator, meeting monthly to review Performance improvement initiatives for Stroke Care.
  • Shenandoah Valley Stroke Club – Sponsored by Augusta Health’s Recreation Therapy Department, the Stroke Club is a support group that meets monthly for those who have suffered a stroke, their family, care partners, and friends. They come together to experience a variety of outings and meetings. Contact Emily Kwolek at 540-332-4052, or The Augusta Health Stroke Club meets from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Augusta Community Care Building Conference Room 1 on the first Thursday of every month.
  • Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) – Individuals with disabilities who meet the criteria for vocational training are often referred to Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.