In 2016, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) issued its
first-ever guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation. The guidelines provide new guidance for
acute-care providers in determining the most appropriate post-acute venue for a growing
population of stroke survivors.
Specifically, the AHA/ASA now strongly recommends that immediately following
their acute-care stay, stroke patients who qualify for and have access to inpatient
rehabilitation care should preferentially receive rehabilitation treatment in the
inpatient rehabilitation setting, versus in a nursing home.
In the wake of these guidelines, it is imperative that acute-care providers facilitate access to
high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services in order to enable eligible patients to achieve the
highest possible level of functional mobility and independence.
Download the white paper below to learn more about how the new guidelines can help you determine the most appropriate post-acute venue for your patients.