Stroke is a Brain Injury
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time and its devastation can impact every aspect of life, from work to relationships to the ability to function in society. Stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is blocked. Without oxygen, brain cells begin to die and bodily control is lost in the areas controlled by that area of the brain.
The origins of stroke are complex. A malady long associated with the elderly and smokers, it was assumed that if stroke occurred, permanent brain damage was inevitable. But stroke appears in a vast spectrum of people, and can be caused by substance abuse, stress, cardiac conditions, genetic abnormalities, and medical comorbidities. As thinking broadens about populations affected, beliefs about lifelong damage are also being reconsidered.
CNS is known for its expertise in rehabilitation and working with younger stroke patients, treating congenital aneurysms which are often seen in this age group. Case managers work closely with parents and staff to create a supportive atmosphere in which people of all ages can benefit from therapeutic intervention. When treated with individualized therapies and goal-oriented programs, the effects of stroke can be overcome. CNS focuses on rebuilding life skills, helping people to walk, speak, work, reason, and function in the world again.
Therapy and Life Skills Support
- Cognitive, speech, physical therapy, vision therapy, and educational programs are offered
- Daily tasks of cooking, cleaning, hygiene, self-care, and safety are taught
- Behavioral therapy emphasizes appropriate communication and interaction with others
- Supervised community activities support interaction in real-world settings
- Individual and family counseling is offered
- Family support is a hallmark of the CNS philosophy
Providing a Tailored Plan for Patients
Every stroke is unique. Thus, every patient requires a treatment strategy specific to their needs. CNS neurologists collaborate with our clinical teams to help patients improve based on their injury, ability, and desire to succeed. CNS believes in the full continuum of treatment, and our depth of knowledge supports this philosophy. CNS sees appropriate care as both cost effective and the best solution for life-long recovery. Medical oversight, combined with evidence-based rehabilitation, gives patients the foundation for a durable, progressive recovery.