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Date: 20 September 2021
The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (CSRT) help patients to leave hospital sooner by continuing their treatment where they are living.
The CSRT can work with you if:
The team which include nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, support workers and speech and language therapists, can provide help and advice on a whole range of areas including medication advice, blood pressure checks and continence care, speech and communication (see leaflet below for full details). In addition, the team work closely with adult social services and the Stroke Association to enable a joined up and effective service.
The number of visits patients receive depends on individual goals and personal needs. It can vary from 4 visits per day to 1 visit every other day. These visits are aimed at promoting independence as far as is possible, reducing risks of further stroke and supporting families and carers.
Patients are assessed for this service whilst in hospital and, if appropriate, the team will begin to arrange discharge. Feedback from patients, their families and carers has been overwhelmingly positive and the functional independence experienced by patients has significantly improved.