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Follow-up care

If you or a loved one has experienced stroke symptoms:

Get moving again
Northwest Community Hospital’s Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services offer a wide range of outpatient services to help you recover and regain mobility and physical abilities after suffering a stroke. We provide physical, occupational and speech and language therapies, based upon your individual needs. Working with you, your family and personal physician, we put together a personalized rehabilitation program.

Specialized care at home
Should you need assistance caring for yourself at home, Northwest Community’s Home Care Services may also be an option. For more information, call 847.618.7800. Most patients are referred through their physicians; however, you may request services directly if you have difficulty leaving your home and require intermittent and skilled healthcare.

Support for patients and caregivers
Depression is a common aftereffect of stroke—for patients and caregivers. You don’t have to go it alone. Brain Waves is a stroke support group that meets on the third Thursday of the month from 2 to 3:30 pm at the 901 Kirchoff building on the NCH main campus. Every month, the program includes a meet-and-greet, a guest speaker and light refreshments. The program is free of charge but advance registration is required. You may register online or by calling HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

Palliative care
Stroke patients and their families also have palliative care as part of their treatment and care options at NCH. Provided by an interdisciplinary team, palliative medicine is specialized medical care that promotes relief of symptoms and improves quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.

For emergency or urgent intra-hospital transfers, please call our 24-hour Stroke Hotline at 847.618.8888.

To get a physician referral for your neurological care, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968) or view our multidisciplinary team of stroke specialists.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009