Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital's stroke program is now the only stroke program in Tulare and Kings counties accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This means specialty accreditation means that our program has demonstrated a higher level of expertise, advocacy, and collaboration for patients.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with about 137,000 Americans dying of stroke every year. The stroke rehabilitation program at Kaweah Delta includes inpatient and outpatient care. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive, whole-body approach to address patient's deficits. Each treatment plan is individualized to meet the patient's needs with emphasis on specialty treatment. Our staff is trained to work with patients to retrain the side of the body that's been affected by the stroke. 

The stroke education and treatment program are developed in conjunction with materials from the National Heart Organization and National Stroke Association. Below are key concepts of education and rehabilitation, which are included in our program:


  • Promoting health 
  • Participating in life roles 
  • Adjusting and coping 
  • Prevention/education around recurrent stroke and secondary complications 
  • Social/Caregiver Support 
  • Walk, run 
  • Speak 
  • Improve their memory 
  • Problem solve 
  • Normalize movement 
  • Swallow 
  • Use facial expressions 
When stroke patients leave the rehabilitation program, Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital continues to provide support and therapy through our outpatient rehabilitation program, Wellness/Fitness Center-The Lifestyle Center, and stroke support group. 

For more resources on stroke, please visit the following websites:
National Heart Organization
National Stroke Association

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