Many people with Stroke are admitted to a hospital with an acute Stroke unit or rehab unit, where they receive expert treatment and rehab involving the collaboration of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers.
The amount of recovery following a Stroke depends on the severity of the initial damage. Recovery to the brain is most rapid in the first three to six months after the Stroke.
The recovery period, however, never ends as the possibility of further improvement is always there. The aim is to never stop striving and hoping for continued progress!
Rehabilitation is ultimately the responsibility of the person with Stroke, and the carer, not just the therapists, and in fact the therapists see their job as not supporting the person with Stroke for ever, but giving him/her and family the confidence and guidance to enable them to take over personal responsibility for further recovery.