Stroke Rehabilitation

stroke rehabThe Acute Rehabilitation Team at The George Washington University Hospital looks toward helping individuals whose functional skills have been limited by an illness or injury. We treat patients with the goal of providing the skills they need to live as independently as possible after leaving our facility.

Our rehabilitation goals for patients affected by stroke include but are not limited to:

  • Increase self-care skills
  • Improve psychological adjustment
  • Improve self-image
  • Improve mobility, health and independence
  • Maximize the ability to enjoy life
  • Educate the patient and family
  • Prevent secondary complications and secondary stroke

We help patients achieve their goals with the following treatment and services:

  • Training in activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Swallowing skills assessment and management
  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Family conferences
  • Patient and family education
  • Self-medication training
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility training
  • Community re-entry activities
  • Weekly support groups
  • Pet and art therapy

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at GW Hospital strives to consistently meet and exceed national benchmark standards. Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) scores refer to a scale that measures a patient’s ability to function independently. The Acute Rehabilitation Team uses these scores as primary indicators of patient progress.

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Acute Rehabilitation
Unit

900 23rd Street, NW, 4 North
Washington, DC 20037
Phone 202-715-5167
Fax 202-715-4595

Conveniently located next to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

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Our Commitment

Our commitment to delivering the highest quality rehabilitation services is evident in our accreditations:

  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation for Adult Inpatient Rehab and Stroke Specialty Programs.
  • The Joint Commission

If you believe that you or someone you know could benefit from Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation, contact the Patient Access Coordinator by phone at 202-715-5167 or by fax at 202-715-4595. Anyone can make a referral. A screening assessment will be conducted free of charge.

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The George Washington University Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.          

The George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-715-4000

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