Recovering From a Stroke

You may experience a number of changes after a stroke, depending on what part of the brain has been damaged. Stroke is a major cause of serious, long-term disabilities, including:

  • Memory difficulties
  • Swallowing and language problems
  • Trouble with walking or balance
  • Difficulty with daily activities
  • Depression and emotional changes

Most of these problems will improve with time and rehabilitation, but starting a treatment program as soon as possible after a stroke is vital to your recovery.

Mercy stroke experts use a team approach focused on healing and helping you regain your independence. You’ll have access to a wide range of rehabilitation specialists, including:

  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Specialty nurses trained in the care of patients with brain injuries
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech and language specialists
  • Social workers

The Mercy team will be at your side to encourage and support you every step of the way. We are eager to see you recover as much as possible so you can get back to doing all the things you love.

Post-Hospital Recovery

Dr. A. J. Vaughn

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