Inpatient Stroke Care
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur
The next step in stroke care is admission to a nursing unit. Every nurse at St. Mary’s receives specialized training to care for stroke patients, ensuring that all stroke patients receive the absolute best stroke care available.
While on a nursing unit, patients receive specialized stroke treatment, education, as well as evaluations for speech, occupational and physical therapy. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each stroke survivor. Stroke treatment at St. Mary’s includes medical, surgical and rehabilitation options for stroke prevention or to repair some of the damage resulting from a stroke.
In addition, dietitians evaluate and provide recommendation on dietary needs. Pastoral services visits patients and are available as needed.