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Pearn J, O’Connor RJ. Community stroke rehabilitation helps patients return to work. Practitioner 2013;257 (1764):23-27

Community stroke rehabilitation helps patients return to work

23 Sep 2013Pais-up subscribers

A quarter of stroke survivors are under the age of 65 meaning that many are in work and/or have responsibility for caring for children or elderly parents. With a comprehensive rehabilitation team, patients with more complex or severe disability can be rehabilitated in the community providing that the home environment can be suitably adapted. The core components of a community-based programme can be broadly defined as improving emotional wellbeing, communication, cognitive function and physical independence and supporting return to work.

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