Pate’s stroke rehabilitation program is the first and only post-acute stroke specialty program in North Texas to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Pate stroke rehabilitation is evidence-based for maximum results. Progress is a team effort led by experts who ensure your individualized treatment plan is on track and the right fit. As you change it does, too.
A significant factor for many people who choose Pate for their stroke rehabilitation is that we offer a full 6 hours of therapy a day. Most post-acute programs allow just 3-4 hours. That’s an extra 10 hours a week. We know that time matters.
Our model is built on the knowledge that the more time you spend in rehab, the more results you’re likely to get. We know it works. And your brain deserves it.
In 2016, The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) issued guidelines for the first time on rehabilitation after stroke, calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment – precisely what the Pate Specialty Stroke Program is designed to deliver.
Highly Trained Stroke Team Members:
• Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist
• Speech and Language Pathologist
• Certified Low Vision Therapist
• Certified Vital Stim Therapist
• Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
• Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist
• Driving Rehabilitation Specialist
• Neurology Certified Therapist
• Certified Aquatics Therapist
Specialized Stroke Treatment Equipment
- Armeo Spring Robotics
- Reo-Go Robotics
- Sanet Vision Integrator
- Vital Stim
- Estim Unit
- Rifton Gait Trainer
- Biodex Gait Trainer
- Bioness Upper/Lower Extremity Unit
- APT Attention Processing Therapy
- Constraint induced therapy
- fNIRS Spectroscopy
Stroke Treatment Continuum
Stroke recovery typically progresses in phases.
1. Acute Hospitalization
Emergency, neurosurgical and medical stabilization during the period immediately after a stroke.
2. Acute Hospital Rehabilitation
Once medically stable, stroke patients begin an intensive rehabilitation program at the hospital. Physicians, nurses and therapists prepare them for post-acute rehab or home.
3. Post Acute Stroke Rehabilitation
Post-acute treatment takes place in a specialized, comprehensive rehabilitation facility. This period focuses on long-term recovery. The goal is regaining the most functional independence possible with intensive therapy. Post acute rehab also helps people learn compensatory strategies for abilities that have permanently changed since the stroke or TBI.
What if you just go home after the hospital?
The American Stroke Association and American Heart Association published guidelines for the first time in 2016 regarding rehabilitation for stroke. Their recommendation calls for intensive, multi-disciplinary treatment.
It’s tempting to skip this step. We all feel if we can just get home, everything will be better. But going home can be complicated, with ambulation issues, safety risks, fatigue, cognition processing, over stimulation, or medication management.
Post-acute rehab is essential for those striving to regain all that they can. The skills learned in rehab will be the daily skills you use the rest of your life.
Pate Therapy and the New ASA/AHA Guidelines
Our post acute stroke specialty program is at the forefront of treatment, and anticipated many of the new guidelines for stroke care.
- Expand care of stroke into the chronic phase due to strong evidence it’s beneficial for outcomes
- Multi-disciplinary team is required
- Inpatient facilities specializing in aftercare
- Inpatient residential facilities produce better outcomes than nursing homes
- Inpatient residential facilities that provide at least 3 hours of therapy a day (Pate provides six)
- Intensive repetitive mobility exercises for all patients with gait issues for enhanced outcomes
- Engaging in cognitive activities in an enriched environment (therapeutic activities)
- Balance training programs
- Social contact through group exercises may be beneficial for patients with depression
- A formal neuropsychological examination may be helpful and must be sensitive to a wide range of abilities, especially the assessment of executive and attentional functions
- Non-drug therapy for cognitive impairment including memory
- Caregiver support with counseling and family/caregiver to be an integral component of stroke rehabilitation
- Community model – there’s “growing recognition that functional outcomes can be improved or at least maintained in chronic stroke with community interventions”
- Treatment should be individualized, not one-size-fits-all
- The “combination of ESD (early supported discharge) and community rehabilitation reduced inpatient length of stay and hospital readmission rates and increased functional independence and the ability of patients to live at home and participate in the community