Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) program

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program provides the following interventions to its patients and families:

  1. Preventing, recognizing, assessing and treating conditions related to stroke and its complications through public education, participation in health fairs, television appearances and patient/family education.
  2. Identifying and reducing the risk factors for recurrent stroke.
  3. Nursing, therapy and medical programs and services that foster functional independence and performance.
  4. Nursing, therapy, social, medial and other rehabilitative services that promote psychological and social coping and adaptation skills.
  5. Simulated and actual community integration and participation in life roles.
  6. Services for families/support systems that enhance the understanding of activity limitations and barriers to full participation in society by persons with such limitations.

The interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation team includes: Physiatrist, Rehabilitation Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Recreational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist.  The composition of the team is determined by the nature of the disabilities of the patients served and will include the patient and family members or support system of the patient’s choosing.

In addition, follow-up visits to the attending physiatrist will take place in the Outpatient Clinic where certified rehabilitation nurses assist with the delivery of outpatient care.

Support Group

The CAMC Stroke Awareness and Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) on the Medical Rehabilitation unit at CAMC General Hospital.  Meetings are held in the dining room or day rooms at 3 p.m.  Please call (304) 388-3920 for more information or visit camc.org/StrokeSupportGroup.

Resources

Visit the following sites for more information about stroke awareness and your health: