Centers’ stroke unit is an intensive, comprehensive program implemented by a highly skilled interdisciplinary team in a safe, secure environment. Our leading-edge stroke treatments and therapies are based on the most advanced research and technology.
Our expert teams include board-certified neurologists, attending physicians, registered nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, social workers, recreation and diet specialists, and more.
Patients suffering from a stroke can experience a wide range of diverse — and sometimes rare — symptoms. Our specialists identify specific needs, creating a precise plan covering medications, treatments, and therapy.
From the moment patients enter the Stroke Unit, we begin to plan their discharge, empowering them to achieve increased ability and independence, focusing not only on rehab but on prevention of future strokes as well.
When Lionel was admitted to Far Rockaway Center, he was terrified. Even worse than the actual stroke itself, he had lost his memory. It was as if the house he had lived in his whole life had burned to the ground.
He was lost. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t eat. And most distressing—he couldn’t remember his children.
The team worked together. The physical therapists taught him how to walk again. The speech therapists taught him how to eat again. And over two years, we all worked together to rebuild his memory. We pushed him hard, but we’ll never forget the first time he could wiggle his toes, swallow properly, and recall where he had come from.
“I will always remember the good people of Far Rockaway Center and the great work they do.”