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Kaweah Delta'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 specialty accreditation means that our program has demonstrated a higher level of expertise, advocacy, and collaboration for patients.

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 was 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 
  • Walking, Running  
  • Speech 
  • Improving memory 
  • Problem solving  
  • Normalizing movement 
  • Swallowing  
  • Using 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.