The Many Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation for Stroke

When a loved one suffers from a stroke, it is an unexpected and life changing event for everyone in the family. Stroke can cause paralysis or weakness on one side, visual/perceptual impairment, reduced coordination and balance, language and cognitive difficulty, bowel and bladder issues and swallowing difficulty, among many other issues. Stroke impacts thinking, talking, and daily living skills. Luckily, stroke rehabilitation can help greatly improve a patient’s symptoms from a stroke and in many cases,

How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?

Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal

How Can Select Specialty Hospital Help?

An Intensive Care Unit [ICU] stabilizes patients; however, the next step is just as critical to recovery. Individuals with medically complex conditions may be ready to leave the ICU, but still require advanced monitoring, rehabilitation and time to heal. That’s where Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill can help. Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill is a critical illness recovery hospital. Licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), it specializes in the medical and

A Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) Can Help Your Family!

When someone in your family is sick, your only concern is finding the best care for them! When you need a hospital that can give specialized, advanced care you may need a step above an ordinary hospital. A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is a hospital that offers specialized medical, nursing and rehabilitation services for patients who need more advanced care for recovery. Patients in an LTACH typically have a chronic or medically complex

Would You Know if You Were Having a Stroke

               Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. Every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and one of the leading causes of serious long-term adult disability. Approximately 795,000 strokes will occur this year.                 Stroke is an emergency, also known as a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the brain. It should be treated with the same

Stroke Warning Signs

Stroke Warning Signs: Three-Step Stroke Screening   1. Look for Facial Asymmetry: Ask the Person to smile and look for unevenness in features- a facial “droop” or a lopsided smile- indicating weakness on one side of the body. 2. Look for Arm Drift: Have the person raise both arms out in front of them and look for one arm to drift down indicating a weakness on  that side of the body. 3. Listen to Speech: