Our Stroke Rehabilitation Program is designed to help people overcome the effects of a stroke or adapt to a lingering disability. The program combines physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social services and neuro-psychology services under the direction of a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician). Education, disease management, diet, home set-up, social and emotional needs and home exercise programs are provided to patients and their families to help them manage their care and perform acts of daily living at home. Medicare and most private insurance plans cover some or all of prescribed outpatient rehabilitation services.Call (941) 917-7600 (outpatient centers) and (941) 917-7169 for information about hospital-based rehabilitation.
The only state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center south of Clearwater on Florida’s West Coast, Sarasota Memorial provides consultative services and the region’s broadest spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, home health and rehabilitative care for stroke patients.
In the Hospital – Sarasota Memorial’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit
Sarasota Memorial’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) is a hospital within a hospital – a 34-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit dedicated to helping people recover from strokes, neurological diseases, and other disabling disorders or injuries affecting your muscles, bones and joints.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
For your care and convenience, Sarasota Memorial rehabilitation services are available on an outpatient basis in several neighborhood care centers located throughout the Sarasota-Manatee region.
At Home or in Assisted Living Facilities/Nursing Homes
Sarasota Memorial’s specially trained home health nurses and therapists and specialized disease management and post-surgery programs help speed your recovery and help manage serious or chronic medical conditions at home or in extended care facilities.
Sarasota Memorial’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
A short- or long-term skilled nursing facility awarded the highest 5-star quality rating by Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.