STROKECare at Home

At Premier Visiting Nurse, we provide each patient with personalized, in-home stroke rehabilitation services. Our STROKECare program helps stroke patients regain optimal physical function, avoid re-hospitalization and live with greater independence at home. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with stroke patients and their families to develop individualized rehabilitation plans for the best results. Each plan is designed to optimize the patient’s level of function — including mobility, dressing, eating, memory, comprehension and communication.

Our STROKECare program includes

  • Individualized rehabilitation plans
  • Ongoing assessment of the patient’s condition
  • Prompt communication with the patient’s physician when modifications to the plan of care may be needed
  • Education of in-home caregivers to assist in the patient’s rehabilitation between home care visits
  • Multiple therapy options to help patients regain function and optimize mobility, including Biomove 5000® therapy
  • Fast delivery of home medical equipment from Premier Visiting Nurse’s medical equipment division
  • Nutrition information and diet plans designed for the needs of stroke patients
  • Specially trained wound, ostomy and continence nurses.

Our multidisciplinary STROKECare team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech-language therapists
  • Social workers
  • Home health aides
  • Respiratory therapists and dietitians are also available as needed.

Learn more about Why STROKECare at Home can benefit the patient. Our services are available 24 hours a day and we always have a Registered Nurse on call to answer any questions you may have.

For more information, call 248-597-9040, or toll-free 888-96-NURSE.

With the help of a physical therapist, patients enrolled in our STROKEcare program use the Biomove 5000® system to rehabilitate paralyzed arm and/or leg muscles.

The Biomove system uses three electrode patches placed on the arm or leg to detect and amplify even the slightest electrical muscle activity (EMG) signals. Then, using a very advanced form of biofeedback combined with electrical muscle stimulation, the Biomove 5000 re-teaches muscles to contract on their own. This form of stroke recovery and stroke rehabilitation treatment helps patients re-learn which part of the brain to activate to re-develop spontaneous and voluntary muscle control.

Biomove 5000® for Muscle Therapy

Why STROKECare at Home?

Fewer hospital readmissions
The hospitalization rate for patients enrolled in the STROKEcare program is significantly lower than the state and national averages.

Better quality of life
Studies show that treatment in a specialized stroke rehabilitation program significantly improves the ability of stroke patients to remain living at home.

Improved outcomes
The majority of patients enrolled in the STROKEcare program successfully meet their rehabilitation goals and remain living at home.

Shorter hospital stays
Stroke patients enrolled in programs focusing on early discharge through home-based care went home an average of 8 days earlier than patients in comparison groups.