Comprehensive Stroke Program
The Comprehensive Outpatient Stroke Program at Prisma Health Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital consists of a dedicated healthcare team who help patients to better understand and address the common effects of stroke.
Learn how to meet new physical challenges
Patients will learn how to meet new physical challenges, as well as changes in speech, emotions and thinking. Education and support are provided not only to the patients but also to their caregivers.
Effects of stroke can include:
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Loss of sensation
- Difficulty with speech and language
- Loss of emotional control
- Problems with memory and judgment
The Comprehensive Outpatient Stroke Program provides:
- Physical therapy – focuses on mobility training to increase independence with walking or maneuvering a wheelchair, while also addressing strength, coordination and balance. If indicated, the wheelchair clinic is available for individuals who need an evaluation to determine what type of wheelchair is most appropriate for them.
- Occupational therapy – helps improve patients’ functional skills to increase self-sufficiency and improve quality of life. We work to help patients increase their abilities to perform daily living roles and responsibilities such as self-care, cooking, child care and money management
- Speech therapy – helps with communication, cognitive challenges and swallowing disorders as appropriate for each individual patient. Based on the patient’s needs, speech-language pathologists may perform a specialized test called a modified barium swallow study to evaluate and determine treatment for swallowing difficulties. They also help patients obtain and master use in augmentative communication devices when indicated.
- Recreational therapy – focuses on a wide range of activity and community-based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure needs. Recreational therapists assist in developing skills, knowledge and behaviors for daily living and community involvement.
- Case management – coordinates the rehabilitation plan and ensures there is no lapse in service delivery. The case manager supports the patient by identifying community resources and helping to secure any needed medical equipment.
- Psychology – focuses on any behavioral and intellectual assessment and follow-up care as needed. They assist patients and caregivers with adjustment to emotional, cognitive and physical changes since their stroke.
Join our stroke support group in the Clemson area
Are you a stroke survivor, family member or care partner? Come meet fellow survivors, share stories and hear experts speak about stroke.
- When: Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
- Where: The Inn at Patrick Square in the Barker Ballroom, 115 Market St., Clemson, SC 29631 (parking available in front and back)