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Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Southwest ER

Stroke Rehabilitation

The Swedish Medical Center, Denver, comprehensive stroke services include in-hospital rehabilitation for stroke patients.

Many stroke survivors face the challenge of regaining both cognitive and physical skills - skills that were automatic before their stroke. Whether the need is to regain speech, relearn motor skills, or both, Swedish's Rehabilitation Center offers individualized treatment programs to match unique needs.

As one of the nation's top acute inpatient rehabilitation centers, Swedish is dedicated to guiding patients through extensive activities that promote wellness and comfort for a lifetime. Whether someone has experienced a mild, moderate or severe stroke, our goals are the same: returning him or her to the family and community, easing pain, promoting mobility and function, and advocating for a productive future.

Our approach to stroke rehabilitation is unique because we do not use a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Our program is structured around the severity of the stroke, the location and type of stroke, and the unique needs of each patient.

Stroke Rehabilitation Services

In-hospital rehabilitation services are an integral part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. Within our 20-bed facility, patients have immediate access to stroke specialists, therapies, and technologies:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Day Program
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology
  • Clinical social work
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Case management
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Spiritual care

Our team works with patients and families to address functional and emotional needs, and help patients achieve their goals. Gaining the fullest possible recovery from a stroke can take many months. Families are encouraged to attend treatment sessions so that they may learn to care for, support and encourage the patient on his or her path to healing.