Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital's stroke program is now the only stroke
program in Tulare and Kings counties accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This means specialty
accreditation means that our program has demonstrated a higher level of
expertise, advocacy, and collaboration for patients.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with about 137,000 Americans
dying of stroke every year. The stroke rehabilitation program at Kaweah Delta
includes inpatient and outpatient care. The program is designed to provide a
comprehensive, whole-body approach to address patient's deficits. Each
treatment plan is individualized to meet the patient's needs with emphasis on
specialty treatment. Our staff is trained to work with patients to retrain the
side of the body that's been affected by the stroke.
The stroke education and treatment program are developed in conjunction with
materials from the National Heart Organization and National Stroke Association.
Below are key concepts of education and rehabilitation, which are included in
in life roles
around recurrent stroke and secondary complications
- Walk, run
- Use facial
When stroke patients leave the rehabilitation program, Kaweah Delta
Rehabilitation Hospital continues to provide support and therapy through our
outpatient rehabilitation program, Wellness/Fitness Center-The Lifestyle
Center, and stroke support group.
For more resources on stroke, please visit the following websites:
National Heart Organization
National Stroke Association