Stroke Rehabilitation Services - Emory Healthcare

Recovery and rehabilitation are critical aspects of stroke treatment. There may be an array of complications and impairments as a result of a stroke, from minor and major physical problems to mental depression.

In addition, some patients who suffer a severe stroke may have to relearn basic skills such as hygiene and grooming, reading and writing, as well as social interaction. And, families of stroke patients will need education and support to help care for their family member and to cope with their own potential issues, which can include psychological and financial stress.

To address these issues, the Emory Stroke Center offers patients the most comprehensive rehabilitative program in the Southeast. We work with each patient individually to develop a customized rehabilitation plan.

The stroke rehabilitation center provides:

  • Excellent functional outcomes
  • High rate of return to the home
  • Cutting-edge stroke research
  • Experienced team of expert clinicians
  • Comprehensive patient and family education and training
  • Continuum of services to meet patient needs throughout all phases of recovery
  • Extensive inpatient and outpatient specialty services to support the core services

Our staff includes:

  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychology/psychiatric counselors
  • Social worker support for patient and family

Our core rehabilitation services:

  • Medical management by a specialist in rehabilitation
  • Nursing service
  • Case management
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Therapeutic recreation and community integration activities
  • Nutrition services
  • Psychology and neuropsychology
  • Social services
  • Chaplain

Our unique specialty services:

  • Orthotics clinic
  • Spasticity management services
  • Intensive treatment program for aphasia
  • Wheelchair seating and mobility clinic
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Drivers evaluation program
  • Low vision clinic
  • Balance and dizziness clinic
  • Rehabilitation day program
  • Peer supporter program
  • Stroke support group
  • Stroke education group

Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program

During patients' stay at the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, they will be seen by an interdisciplinary team of specialists in stroke rehabilitation.

Our specialists:

  • Provide a comprehensive treatment based on the most up-to-date stroke research
  • Help patients achieve personal and family goals for rehabilitation through an individualized treatment program
  • Provide programs designed to increase independence in taking care of oneself, returning to work, and actively participating in the community

Impairments as a result of stroke may include:

  • Paralysis
  • Speech and/or language problems
  • Vision problems
  • Memory loss
  • Behavioral problems
  • Depression

Contact Information:

Emory Rehabilitation Hospital
1441 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322
Main Hospital: 404-712-5512
Outpatient Center: 770-982-4525
Admissions: 404-712-7593