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Stroke Rehabilitation

Every 53 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. But 4.5 million stroke survivors are alive today because of excellent rehabilitation care and treatment.

Types of stroke

  • Ischemic strokes occur as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Transient ischemic attacks, also called TIAs, are minor or warning strokes. In a TIA, conditions indicative of an ischemic stroke are present and the typical stroke warning signs develop.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures.

Stroke Program

Marianjoy’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to guiding patients through extensive activities to promote wellness and comfort for a lifetime. Whether someone has experienced a mild, moderate or severe stroke, our goal is the same: returning them to their families and communities, easing pain, promoting mobility and function and advocating for a productive future.

Our approach to stroke rehabilitation is unique because we don’t use a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Our program is structured around the severity of the stroke, the location and type of stroke, and the unique needs of every patient.

Comprehensive services

Our first steps in evaluating each stroke patient are to establish concrete goals and aim for an appropriate date to return home. We add to the rehab process each day, incorporating the roles of family members, home modification needs and a formal education process.

After an inpatient stay with us, you may progress to either oursubacute program, which provides intense rehabilitation but a lower level of care than a hospital offers, or our outpatient rehabilitation program. Through these programs we help you adapt as much as possible to the future of an independent life.

For more than three decades, Marianjoy has worked with neurologists, geriatricians, family practitioners and case managers to provide rehabilitative care to stroke patients of all ages. Our vast experience combined with a patient-centered environment offers more focused care than ever to our patients.

Your Care Team

As no two injuries are alike, each patient at Marianjoy participates in an individually tailored treatment plan led by a team of stroke rehabilitation experts.

Your Marianjoy team will include:

Levels of Care

When patients leave Marianjoy, they may transition to one of several other treatment programs. Our goal remains to help every patient become as independent as possible. After an inpatient stay at Marianjoy, a patient may continue rehabilitation at one of our subacute care sites, day rehabilitation program, or comprehensive outpatient programs.

Even after patients complete formal rehabilitation, Marianjoy offers resources to help individuals continue their progress, including support groups and individual consultations. Our goal is to remain a valuable resource for every patient who comes through our doors.

Attending and consulting physicians are not employed by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, but are independent physicians with privileges to provide services to patients at our facilities.  The attending physicians are employees of Marianjoy Medical Group, a separate corporation from the hospital. 

For more information

For the best choice in rehabilitation programs and services, call (630) 909-8000


Michelle Pelc

After suffering a stroke, Michelle set a number of goals for herself, which she achieved with help from the friendly clinicians at Marianjoy.

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The Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Program is accredited by the Joint Commission for providing the highest quality stroke rehabilitative care to patients

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a member of the National Stroke Association Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Network

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