According to the American Stroke Association, a Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 3 cause of death in the United States.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.
At Brooks Rehabilitation we offer an extensive system of care for the stroke patient from our rehabilitation hospital, Brooks Home Care Advantage, convenient outpatient locations, physicians specially trained in rehabilitation medicine, stroke wellness program, support groups, driver rehabilitation and more.
We understand that our patients and their families are eager to return home. At Brooks Rehabilitation, 80% of our stroke patients return to their homes following a stay with us.