After suffering a stroke, Shirley was recovering in the hospital, when she was told she was well enough for discharge. Shirley was still having difficulty swallowing and walking and was suffering from muscle weakness. Shirley and her family decided it would be best for her to head to Heartland of Miamisburg in Miamisburg, Ohio, for post-hospital rehabilitation where she would receive supportive care and be able to recover in a safe environment.
The Heartland team met with Shirley and her family to discuss Shirley’s goals and determine the next steps in her recovery. Together, they created a care plan based on proven occupational, physical and speech therapy techniques. Because of the experienced therapists and medical team at Heartland, encouragement as well as a personalized care plan, Shirley has made a speedy recovery, far exceeding her original expectations.
“I am very glad that my family chose Heartland of Miamisburg for my recovery,” Shirley said. “The therapists are very patient and explained everything to me. They answered my family’s questions and encouraged me each day to do a little bit more.”
Shirley is well on her way to reaching her highest level of practical independence post-stroke, due to the state-of-the-art, customized care offered at Heartland and her choice to receive the extra care offered by post-hospital rehabilitation centers. Her decision to utilize the center, likely reduced her chances for a return to the hospital or an emergent room visit, as she received the extra support needed to help her regain her strength and return to her pre-stroke lifestyle.