Stroke Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

The Stroke Program is a unique outpatient rehabilitation program which offers a team approach to treating persons who have limitations related to a stroke. The program is designed to test and treat physical, thinking, speaking, emotional and behavioral problems associated with their diagnoses. The focus is on improving an individual’s ability to perform daily self-care, homemaking, leisure and work activities within their home and communities. Treatment is provided individually or in groups. People are able to practice and adapt their new skills in real-life situations. Successful return to community is our goal!

Treatment Goals

Our dedicated staff is sensitive to the physical, emotional and behavioral changes that can occur following stroke. Each person’s program will address and respect the person’s individual needs and goals, cultural and spiritual beliefs. A referral/prescription from a Florida licensed physician is required to begin therapy. The frequency and duration of your treatment is dependent on physician orders, your progress, and authorization from your funding source. Our charges are based on fair market value.

Our team includes Physical, Speech and Occupational therapists, as well as a Neuropsychologist. We have a Nurse/ Case Manager to assist with medical education and finding resources for you and your family.  Referrals may also be made to outside sources for services including diabetic education, nutrition consultation, Meals on Wheels, etc. Staff members will help access these community resources if appropriate.

Individuals must be at a level of function allowing them to participate in therapy in an Outpatient setting and who have access to private or community transportation to and from the clinic.

Admission/Entry Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Appropriate Diagnosis
  • Medically stable and able to actively participate in therapy
  • Ability to benefit from therapy
  • Identified funding source
  • Drug and Alcohol free for duration of  treatment
  • Not harmful to self or others

Discharge/Transition Criteria:

  • Goals are met and/or maximum benefit has been achieved
  • May be discharged at the end of their authorized treatment period, as per their funding source. Further financial options can be explored as needed.
  • If none compliant with attendance (no show 3 times or consistently cancel appointments)
  • Evident abuse of drugs and alcohol while engaged in this program
  • Inability to benefit or need for another level of care.

Home exercise programs, referrals to community support groups and agencies may be set up to facilitate your return to your community.

Program Quality Assurance

The Outpatient Stroke program reviews program quality and outcomes on a quarterly and annual basis. We compare the outcomes of our discharged patients against the outcomes of similar patients nationally. We are able to use this information and comparisons improve outcomes for our current patients. We use outcomes to constantly strive improve our patient satisfaction and function. Outcomes for the program are available upon request and are available on our website.

Our patients are surveyed after discharge by telephone at 30 and 90 days post discharge to discuss the carryover of their functional gains. Our patients are well prepared for maintaining their functional levels after discharge.

Funding Sources

We accept the following funding sources:

  • Commercial insurance
  • Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans
  • Medicaid and Medicaid MMA                          
  • Workers Compensation/Vocational Rehabilitation 
  • Cash accounts as pre-arranged with Winter Haven Hospital 

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please stop by and take a tour of our facility.
Call for an appointment: (863) 292-4061