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Stroke Program

Inpatient Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation Center)

The Rehabilitation Center at St. Joseph Hospital is regarded as one of the premier rehabilitation facilities in New Hampshire. Our superior patient outcomes, techniques, vast array of services and advanced treatments provide for comprehensive inpatient stroke rehabilitation. The stroke rehabilitation program focuses on helping patients reach their highest level of function and independence so they may return successfully to their homes, to the community and to employment.

Our comprehensive interdisciplinary team is comprised of highly qualified professionals with expertise in stroke rehabilitation. Treatment programs are individualized according to patient needs and may include specialists in rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, neuropsychology, dietary and case management. The patient's progress is monitored by specialists to provide complete diagnostic and treatment services.

We recognize the importance of family participation in the rehabilitation process. Family involvement in therapy sessions, family conferences, and home visits are all crucial to achieving progress. A major focus of the team is a strong education program for patients and their families to reduce risk of recurrence of stroke and re-hospitalization.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Neurological Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph Hospital offers comprehensive treatment for patients who have experienced a neurological event such as a stroke. Patients may be eligible for the St. Joseph Hospital Neurological Rehabilitation Program after discharge from the hospital, inpatient rehabilitation center, home care services, or even several years after a neurological event.

Our interdisciplinary team of neurological rehabilitation specialists combines physical, occupational, and speech therapy with the latest treatment modalities. Their focus is on treating the whole person in line with individual and family goals to maximize patient outcomes and facilitate a return to daily life.

Secondary Prevention Stroke Clinic

Our Secondary Preventation Stroke Clinic is a Neurology office visit for patient’s who have suffered a stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). This visit is a continuation of the stroke care you received in the hospital.

Our goal is to prevent futures strokes and TIAs by:

  • Providing early stroke/TIA assessment and care
  • Identifying causes of stroke/TIA
  • Providing stroke/TIA education to patients and families to strengthen their participation in their care

Who do I contact for more information?
Contact your healthcare provider about a referral to the clinic. 
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Stroke Support Group

The group is open to those who are recovering from a stroke, as well as family members and caregivers of stroke patients. Survivors, caregivers and family members can network and talk about issues they feel are the most important to them.

This support group takes place the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30PM, right here at St. Joseph Hospital. For more information, please contact Patti Motyka at (603) 882.3000, ext. 67500.

Smoking Cessation

We offer several treatment options for those looking to quit smoking:

Tobacco Treatment Program (TTP) 

Services include full assessment and counseling as well as pharmacologic treatments such as nicotine patches, lozenges and gum, buproprion, and the newest treatment option: varenicline (Chantix®). As a convenience to TTP patients, all prescription treatments will be available through the SJH Retail Pharmacy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (603) 595.3139.

  • Providing early stroke/TIA assessment and care
  • Identifying causes of stroke/TIA
  • Providing stroke/TIA education to patients and families to strengthen their participation in their care