Primary care for you and your family, close to home.
After experiencing a stroke or aneurysm that requires neurological rehabilitation, patients can get the support they need close to home at 55 Wellstar rehabilitation locations. Our best-in-class inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation help patients become as independent as possible. We are focused on helping patients get back to everyday life, whether that’s work, school or simply living life to the fullest. For the best outcomes, our teams combine advanced technology and traditional treatments to help patients recover.
Many members of our team have neurological-specific training and expertise.
Depending on the location, patients benefit from having a diverse multidisciplinary care team, which includes:
Wellstar is one of only two inpatient rehabilitation programs in metro Atlanta accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
At Wellstar Kennestone and Cobb hospitals, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs are solely focused on helping patients with neurological conditions, and are dual CARF accredited in adult medical and stroke specialties. Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and Wellstar North Fulton Hospital have excellent acute inpatient rehabilitation programs.
After a stroke or brain injury, Wellstar patients and their family members in Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee, Bartow and Douglas counties have access to a Stroke Peer Visitor program and stroke support groups. This includes the group Unlimited Possibilities which holds a monthly meeting for stroke and brain injury survivors and caregivers. Patients with language impairments may also find it helpful to attend an Aphasia Support Group at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
A Caregiver Training Program, facilitated by a rehabilitation neuropsychologist, helps family members adjust to their new roles as caregivers.
Robotics helps re-educate patients’ muscles at high repetition with game play. A high-tech lightboard provides patients with fun challenges to improve cognition, hand-eye coordination, endurance, and visual attention.
At Wellstar Kennestone and Cobb hospitals, therapists of all specialties can help patients work towards recovery with our therapeutic gardens. As patients plant and maintain the gardens, they may learn balance, build strength and coordination, while also honing their cognitive skills.
Music therapists may collaborate with other disciplines to assist patients with improved cadence, speech or functional use of hands.
The Kennestone Community Reentry program ACHIEVE helps patients reach their goals of returning to their communities, schools and careers. In addition to traditional services, patients go on community outings which help develop advanced skills to help them return to community activities, work or school. 90% of patients who complete this program meet their goals to be independent in the community, such as returning to school or work.