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About the Stroke Unit

Glenn J. Kehs, M.D.

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University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's Stroke Rehabilitation Program receives the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Read News Release


Individuals who have experienced strokes or other neurological disorders (such as Parkinson's Disease) are likely to have medical problems that include trouble with mobility, swallowing, language and communication, and performance of daily living skills. These patients will require significant family support after discharge.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help these individuals reach their highest level of independent function and return to productive living in their homes and communities. This is accomplished through individualized programs of physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, social and cognitive retraining, group treatment and education.

The Stroke Unit is dedicated to providing inpatient rehabilitation services to individuals who have experienced strokes and other neurological disorders. The unit is bright, modern and comfortable in design. In keeping with University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's philosophy of patient-focused care, all rehabilitation services are provided on the unit by healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment of stroke.

The unit's on-site therapy gym houses a kitchen to encourage patients to develop meal-planning, cooking, and kitchen safety skills for use at home. For patients working to improve their independent walking skills, University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute features a Healing Garden with different types of level and uneven surfaces on which they can practice. An indoor therapy pool is also available within the hospital for patients who can benefit from aquatic therapy.

To refer a patient to the Stroke Unit Rehabilitation Program, or for more information, contact the University Post-Acute Care Referral Service at 410-328-8680.