inpatient stroke rehabilitation recovery

When your loved one needs 24/7 help after a stroke, you can rely on the caring experts at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute.

Our compassionate, advanced stroke rehabilitation services start the moment we welcome someone into our inpatient center and continue well beyond their departure.

Why Choose UM Rehab for Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's individualized treatment plans encourage patients to maximize their potential while getting around-the-clock care. 

Our patients get a minimum of three hours per day of intensive therapy. Our therapy program, paired with 24/7 oversight, helps patients reduce their average inpatient stay to 14-16 days – about half as long as the average stay in a skilled nursing facility.* 

We also collaborate with primary care physicians to ensure that family members have ongoing access to resources, tools and support throughout the recovery journey.

Our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services include everything patients need to reach their goals, including: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Recreational therapy
  • 24/7 nursing care and physician availability

During their inpatient stay at our rehabilitation institute, patients get our help to address physical challenges, achieve community re-entry and recover these daily living skills: 

  • Balance, coordination and mobility
  • Medication and money management
  • Cooking
  • Memory, problem solving, reasoning, organization and attention
  • Motor control, range of motion, strength and endurance
  • Safety
  • Self-feeding and swallowing
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Vocational and leisure capabilities

High-Tech Stroke Rehabilitation Resources

The UM Rehab Institute has made significant investments in our facilities and technology to assist our patients as they recover. This allows us to provide support and care in a technologically advanced setting: 

  • Our on-site therapy gym houses a kitchen to reintroduce patients to cooking and kitchen safety skills.
  • For patients working to improve their independent walking, we feature a Healing Garden with both level and uneven terrains.
  • The advanced technology we provide includes: Vector, Lokomat, L300, H200, TIMS, VitalStim.

Assessments and Outings

To prepare for a patient's discharge from our inpatient care, a team of therapists and nurses may conduct on-site assessments of the patient's home. Based on their findings, the team provides specific recommendations to help the patient perform daily living skills and job functions. 

Our team members may recommend an "independence day," where patients practice the skills learned during family training sessions in a controlled environment. We may also take patients on community re-entry outings that allow groups of patients to practice developing skills in real-world situations. 

Outpatient Follow-Up Care for Stroke Recovery

After they leave our inpatient facility, patients continue their journey toward independence with our follow-up stroke recovery program. This may include: 

  • Medical evaluation and treatment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Referral for vocational rehabilitation
  • Speech-language pathology

Contact Us

Call us at 410-448-6260 to speak to our team about our stroke rehab services and inpatient care. 

*Skilled nursing facility data from the Center of Medicare Advocacy.