Stroke Rehabilitation

A stroke can change how you talk and walk, but it can't change who you are. It's this mindset that makes St. Luke's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation different. We do everything it takes to get you back to people, places and things you enjoy.

Find Joy In Every Day! 

Learn more about our commitment to excellence for patients and families of Cedar Rapids by reading our 2016 Stroke Injury Report.


Individualized Plan
Stroke affects each person differently. Our range of therapies and programs can help each and every patient address the unique effects of a stroke.

  • Cognitive rehabilitation in areas including memory, reading, math and daily planning.
  • Neuropsychological and psychology counseling for patients who want to return to work or school or adjust to their limitations.
  • Driving program provides evaluations, on the road instruction and recommendations for vehicle modifications.
  • Leisure activities for patients, family and friends.

Functional Independence Measurement (FIM)
The FIM Instrument is a nationally recognized instrument that measures a patient's functional abilities in areas such as eating, grooming, toileting, transfers, mobility, bowel/bladder management, communication and cognitive skills.

The FIM change rating shows how much a patient improved from admission to discharge.

Returning Home
A patient's time in the hospital is always reviewed to ensure we're making the most of your stay.

Transfers Back to Acute Care
On average, 9 percent of stroke patients in rehabilitation experience unplanned transfers back to acute care, whereas only 8 percent of St. Luke's patients required these unplanned transfers.

Stroke Support Group

All patients and families affected by stroke are encouraged to attend meetings for support, to have questions answered and more. Guest Speakers talk about rehabilitation, prevention of a second stroke and caretaker issues. Promised to be a positive time to share and gather ideas.

What is stroke support group?

A time for stroke survivors and caregivers to gather together, socialize and provide support
to one another.  Monthly meetings are led by St. Luke's staff, and will include time for discussion, support and education on interesting topics that are important to you. Many meetings will include guest speakers & experts. We will also have various social and educational outings throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Katie Kass at 319-369-7331 or Kate.Kass@unitypoint.org.

Additional Stroke Resources

For more information about St. Luke's stroke rehabilitation expertise, please call (319) 369-8139.


 

 


Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for both the Inpatient Rehabilitation program and St. Luke's Stroke program. St. Luke's also holds accreditation with the Joint Commission.