WHAT IS THE NATIONAL STROKE AND BRAIN INJURY CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM?
Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability that requires ongoing rehabilitation beyond acute and outpatient care. This form of rehabilitation is known as continuum of care.
The National Stroke and Brain Injury Continuum of Care program provides physical and cognitive rehabilitation that reinforces, strengthens and further builds upon skills learned in acute and outpatient therapies. Specialized continuum of care rehabilitation sessions with Rehab and Beyond are designed to improve balance, motor function, coordination, memory, including deficits caused by paralysis, and more. Each recovery plan is specifically tailored to meet the needs of participating survivors. This specialization improves quality of life, increases safety, and promotes prolonged life expectancy for stroke and brain injury survivors.