Stroke program

Stroke is a brain attack in which the blood supply feeding the brain cells is cut off. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the nation, and people who have experienced a stroke make up one of the largest categories of people admitted to the Rehabilitation Center at Vidant Medical Center (26 percent). Following a stroke, individuals may experience a wide range of impairments including paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, difficulty swallowing or speaking and thinking clearly.

Services provided to persons served recovering from stroke include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Communication and cognitive evaluation/treatment
  • Community re-entry
  • Counseling on sexual function
  • Discharge planning
  • Driver’s evaluation
  • Evaluation/treatment of hearing disorders
  • Mobility evaluation/treatment
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Orthotic assessment and equipment
  • Education for persons served and families
  • Psychological evaluation/treatment
  • Rehabilitation case management
  • Socialization and support
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Stroke support group
  • Swallowing evaluation/treatment
  • Training in activities of daily living
  • Stroke education

Our team, with input from the person served and family, set goals as to what needs to be accomplished before the person served can go home. The rehabilitation team coordinates community resources to help, and we continue to monitor the progress of the person served through the stroke follow-up clinic for at least 12 months after discharge.








Faulk, Clinton E, MD
Frere, Robert C., MD
Hardy, John Gregg, MD
Patterson, Shawnna L., MD
Price, Jr., Donald L, MD
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