Julie Scheving faced many uncertainties in April 2009 when she came to Mary Free Bed’s Stroke Program. She’d experienced a massive stroke that affected her speech and mobility. In April 2014, Julie – who’s returned to daily activities like driving – walked back through our doors to treat her stroke rehabilitation team to a 5-year “anniversary” cake.
“The future is bright, and I have no idea what it looks like,” said Julie, who’s returned to her role as a public speaker. “One day at a time, but I’m hopeful.”
Hope is central to what we do at Mary Free Bed. As they did with Julie, the doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other specialists in Mary Free Bed’s Stroke Program work together with you and your family to overcome the challenges unique to a stroke.
Each day, you’ll participate in approximately three hours of combined stroke therapy. This includes therapy in dedicated gyms located close to your private room in our new state-of-the-art facility. Your therapy includes strength training, work on fine motor skills and learning new ways to accomplish daily living skills, such as dressing or getting into and out of your vehicle.
Our goal as rehabilitation professionals is to help you regain as much independence as possible. We’ll help you find ways to successfully work around the challenges that are a result of your stroke.
When your inpatient stay is over and you become a Mary Free Bed “graduate,” you can continue receiving therapy through our outpatient program and stroke clinic services. We’ll be here to offer continued follow-up services for as long as you need us.