Primary Stroke Center
Lakewood Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This Gold Seal of Approval ™ signifies that Lakewood Hospital’s stroke program has been evaluated and meets stringent national guidelines for advanced stroke care. As a certified Primary Stroke Center, Lakewood Hospital is held to the highest standards in the areas of consistency, quality and patient safety, which means the highest level of care for your family.
Lakewood Hospital is one of seven Cleveland Clinic locations to have earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
Stroke: What You Need to Know
The National Stoke Association uses the following information to get people to act faster in recognizing symptoms and getting help. It is recommended to think “F.A.S.T.”:
- F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- A – ARM: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- S – SPEECH: Ask the person to speak a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
- T – TIME: If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1.
Stroke Exercise Program
The Stroke Exercise Program was established to help stroke survivors maintain their functional abilities once physical and occupational therapy is completed.
Participants must come to each session with a caregiver and be medically stable and no longer active with physical or occupational therapy programs.
- Exercise to strengthen arms, legs and trunk
- Exercise for walking and balance
- Aerobic exercises
- Speech and cognitive activities
- Maintenance of functional abilities
- Improved cardiovascular conditioning
- Community re-integration
- Adjustment to disability
For more information, call 216.636.5860.