News at Our Hospital
Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital is observing American Stroke Month by creating a stroke chain in support of stroke victims. Members of the community are encouraged to sign the chain to acknowledge they know the signs of stroke and to show honor to those who have experienced the disease.
Hear from Dan Schmitt, a speech-language pathologist and therapy team lead at Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in Topeka, as he discusses the causes, side effects, treatments and power of rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 11-17, 2018, to educate the community, patients and their families, clinicians and others on the importance of patient safety in the hospital and at home.
Lynn Wells of Topeka, Kansas experienced a sudden onset of upper and lower extremity weakness that doctors discovered was an onset of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder with no known cure that causes major weakness to the body and paralysis in extreme cases.
Jim chose Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital to help him reach his primary goal of walking again. Upon arrival to the inpatient rehabilitation hospital, he was unable to walk, roll over, sit or stand. Over the next 18 days, he received intensive therapy to accomplish that goal.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital promotes awareness and educates the public on stroke prevention and the difference rehabilitation can make in a patient’s recovery after stroke.
New stroke rehabilitation guidelines aim to get patients back on their feet.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment.