The Stroke Program at Levindale

The Stroke Program at Levindale Specialty Hospital a comprehensive program designed to address the complex needs of patients 18 and over affected by stroke.

Our Stroke Specialty Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission certified.

The program focuses on minimizing impairments and secondary complications, reducing activity limitations, maximizing independence and participation in normal daily activities, decreasing environmental barriers, and preventing recurrent stroke.

The stroke specialty program provides services to patients across the spectrum of stroke recovery. We evaluate and treat “low-level” patients requiring medical rehabilitation services as well as “high-level” patients who can tolerate increased levels of therapy with the goal of helping them make a smooth transition from our facility back to their home environment.

Services Provided:

We provide a continuum of rehabilitation services for stroke patients including:

  • Physician
  • Rehabilitation Physician
  • Pulmonologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Social Worker
  • Dietician
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nursing

Patient’s will also have access to a wide range of LifeBridge specialists as needed, including cardiology, neuropsychology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, urology and alternative medicine such as reiki and aromatherapy.

Other services for patients and guests include:
  • Chapliancy services
  • Wireless internet

Program Structure:

Our comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program helps patients regain function through intensive rehabilitation services addressing such skills as:

  • Balance, strength, coordination and early mobility.
  • Motor control and range of motion.
  • Completion of self care activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing.
  • Comprehension of language.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Medication and money management.
  • Self feeding and swallowing.
  • Executive function skills such as memory, problem solving, organization, planning, emotional self-regulation and cognitive flexibility
  • Safety
  • Vocational and leisure activities capabilities
  • Community reintegration
  • Stroke and Brain injury Caregiver support groups (PDF to Flyer)

Our Facility provides specialized rehabilitation equipment and expertise staff offering:

  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
  • Splinting
  • Casting
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FEES)
  • Tracheostomy and Ventilator services
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Group intervention scenarios
  • Animal therapy, music therapy and other therapeutic recreation activities

2019 Stroke Program Outcomes (PDF)

Stroke and Brain Health Resources

Brain Injury Association of Maryland
Brain Injury Association of America