Stroke Rehabilitation at Regional Rehabilitation Center
A stroke can cause a wide variety of symptoms such as speaking difficulties, loss of balance, problems with walking, weakness of arms and legs, and memory loss. The severity and permanence of symptoms depend on the body’s ability to repair the damage and the area of the brain that was affected.
The one thing that is essential to all stroke survivors is rehabilitation. The sooner it begins the better chance the patient has of regaining function and independence. The team of providers at the Owensboro Health Regional Rehabilitation Center encourages all survivors to begin rehabilitation as soon as their physician feels they are ready.
Special Services Available for Patients
The Regional Rehabilitation Centers offers both the NESS H200® Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System and the NESS L300® Foot Drop System from Bioness Inc. for patients experiencing upper and lower-extremity paralysis.
The NESS H200® is programmed by your therapist to stimulate the appropriate nerves and muscles of your forearm and hand. This helps to reeducate electrical brain signals, stimulating week or paralyzed muscles.
The system also:
- Increases hand function
- Increases or maintains hand range of motion
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Prevents muscle loss
- Reeducates muscles
- Increases blood circulation
The NESS L300® Foot Drop System is designed to help patients with certain neurological conditions walk more naturally, with increased speed and improved balance. The L300’s advanced technology delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot, giving you the mobility to step back into life.
By the Numbers FY19
Patients Treated: 117
Average Age: 70.6
Average Length of Stay: 14 days
Average number of therapy hours daily: 3.75 hours
Discharge Home/ Community: 68%
Patient Experience FY19
Our patients rank us in the top 10% of Rehab Facilities
- Nurse communication with patient and families
- Doctor communication with patients and families
- Preparation for discharge and care at home
- Overall safety
Download the Medicare Functional Quality Measures Report (PDF)