Stroke Outcomes

Brooks Stroke Center of Excellence has exceptional outcomes as captured by eRehab data.

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital has a comprehensive, specialized patient-family centered CARF accredited Stroke Program. We provide a full continuum of individualized stroke rehabilitation that focuses on each patient’s needs. Our treatments promote recovery for medical, physical, cognitive, emotional and social complications due to stroke. The stroke continuum includes hospital-level of care, where private rooms enhance family training, education and support. Our home health services, specialized neuro-based outpatient therapies, psychology services, Stroke Wellness Program and Support groups, all reinforce our goal to provide the right services at the right time for optimal recovery of function. Treatment is based on stage of recovery, functional needs, fiscal resources, and personal preferences.

Patients receive 24-hour a day medical care within the hospital, with daily physician and nursing care. They receive a minimum of 3 hours of intensive occupational, physical and speech therapies, 5 out of 7 days. Cognitive rehab therapy, neuropsychology, psychology and recreation therapy are provided as appropriate to patient and family needs. A case manager is assigned to each patient to provide comprehensive discharge planning and transitional support.


Time Frame October 2009-September 2010
Sample Size 595 discharges
Average Length of Stay 18+ days
Age Range 22-100 years
Onset to Admission 11 days





Gender Mix








Type of Stroke 








Functional Outcomes

At admission, patients who suffer a stroke usually can complete activities of daily living, including getting dressed, walking and getting in and out of bed with maximum assistance.

By discharge most patients may still require some assistance, but it is significantly decreased and will vary from person to person depending on the severity of the stroke and other medical conditions that may be present.

Functional Improvement

Levels of FIM Scoring
126 – 130 Complete independence
108 – 125 Modified independence
90 – 107 Supervision
72 – 89 Minimal assistance
54 – 71 Moderate assistance
36 – 53 Maximum assistance
18 – 35 Total assistance
0 – 17 Activity does not occur












Most patients who receive intensive, inpatient therapy as part of our Stroke Program are admitted from an acute hospital. Other patients are admitted from home or skilled nursing facilities. Prior to their stroke, most survivors were living at home, driving, and working or actively enjoying their community.

Following discharge from Brooks Rehab Hospital, 68% of our patients were able to return to the community, 17% required ongoing nursing care at a nursing home and 15% were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications or other factors.

 Patient Satisfaction

Our outstanding clinical care team of physicians, nurses and therapists, as well as a calming, healing environment, help us to provide the highest quality, personalized clinical patient care.

Overall Grade given to us from patients for their care 90 out of 100
Likelihood that patients will recommend Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital to others 95 out of 100

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Outcomes


Brooks Home Care Advantage Outcomes