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    What to Expect from Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

    Last updated 14 hours ago

    Strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Although a stroke can have far-reaching effects on your health, post-stroke rehabilitation will help you to regain as much lost function and independence as possible. Stroke rehabilitation often begins in a hospital setting, where you will work with a close-knit team of physicians and therapists on a personalized treatment plan.

    Rehabilitation Types

    A stroke may affect many aspects of your functionality. After a stroke, rehabilitation can help you regain the ability to move, speak, perform personal hygiene tasks, solve problems or think critically, and interact with other people. Your stroke rehabilitation may focus on just one or many areas of your overall health and functionality, depending upon the effects of your stroke. Before you begin rehabilitation, your physician will determine the types of therapy that will be most beneficial for you. Keep in mind that your treatment plan may change over time as you regain certain areas of functionality.

    Rehabilitation Services

    The services provided by your rehabilitation team will vary depending upon your individual needs. The most common types of services include physical therapy, speech therapy, nutritional care, rehabilitation counseling, and audiology. Other services your hospital may provide during rehabilitation include support groups, patient and family education about strokes and their effects, social work, occupational therapy, and chaplaincy. If you need to re-learn tasks such as driving or vocational skills, your hospital may also include these services as part of your overall treatment plan.

    Rehabilitation Settings

    Your stroke rehabilitation may take place over a long period of time and in a variety of settings. Rehabilitation often begins in your acute-care hospital shortly following the stroke itself. Once you are discharged, you may return home or stay in an extended care facility, depending upon your health and abilities. Your stroke rehabilitation can continue at home, in a care facility, or in the hospital on an outpatient basis.

    When you visit Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, you’ll discover well-balanced treatment tailored to your exact needs. You can find out more about stroke rehabilitation in Hallandale Beach on the Web or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse hotline at (305) 921-0492. 

    Smart Tips for Staying Heart Healthy This Summer

    Last updated 2 days 13 hours ago

    Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in America, posing a serious threat to men and women alike. However, heart disease can also be prevented or managed with the right hospital treatment and lifestyle changes. Keep reading for some smart tips you can use to stay heart healthy in North Miami Beach this summer.

    Get Outside

    One of the best ways to stay heart healthy is to exercise your body regularly. Summer is a great time to get out of the house and take part in physical activities with friends and family. Take a walk or a bike ride after dinner to build endurance and improve cardiovascular health. Swimming, jogging, and hiking are also popular summertime activities that can reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.

    Stay Hydrated

    Every system in your body functions better when you are well hydrated, including your heart and cardiovascular system. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after time spent outdoors. Opt for water over sodas or coffees; you can add a slice of fruit or a splash of juice to your glass if you’d like additional flavoring. If you are outside and you start to feel fatigued, uncomfortable, or faint, get into the shade or an air-conditioned building and drink water to rehydrate your body.

    Hold Heart-Healthy Cookouts

    Summertime cookouts are an American tradition, but many popular cookout foods also contain high amounts of calories, fat, and cholesterol. Instead, opt for heart-healthy cookout foods such as grilled veggies, lean cuts of meat, turkey burgers, and oily fish that are rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center wants you and your family to enjoy a heart-healthy summer this year. We offer a variety of hospital services designed to help you improve your heart health, including food and nutrition services, cardiac care, and our H2U educational program. Please visit us on the Web or call (305) 921-0492 for the answers to your summertime health questions in Aventura, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beach. 

    Happy Parent's Day to all of the wonderful mothers and fathers out there!

    Last updated 4 days ago

    What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery?

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The field of cardiac care has made leaps and bounds in just the past few decades. Although open heart surgery was one of the only options for interventional cardiology procedures for many years, today there are minimally invasive techniques that hold many benefits for patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers fewer risks, shorter operation times, and requires less recovery after surgery. You can learn more about minimally invasive cardiac surgery and how it is performed to treat heard disease by watching this video.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers state-of-the-art surgical procedures for the treatment of heart disease and many other conditions in North Miami Beach. If you would like to learn more about the healthcare services our hospital provides, please call (305) 921-0492 today. You can find more information about heart disease and cardiac surgery on our website.

    Simple Ways to Avoid Common Summertime Medical Emergencies

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Although summer often means fun in the sun, there are certain risks the summer season can pose to your health. Knowing the most common summertime medical emergencies and how to prevent them will keep you and your family healthier this year. If you do experience a medical emergency, visit Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s Aventura Emergency Department for the immediate care you need.

    Barbecue Burns

    Outdoor grills can pose a health threat when used improperly. Only use your grill in a well-ventilated area and situate yourself so that hot smoke or ash isn’t blowing into your face. Avoid using lighter fluid or kerosene to light your grill, as this can cause flames to flare up quickly. Always open a closed grill with caution and use tongs when handling foods near the flames.

    Lawn Care Injuries

    A well-manicured lawn enhances the curb appeal of your home over the summer. However, taking care of your lawn can also put you at risk for certain injuries. Never climb a ladder alone—have a friend or family member hold it steady to avoid falling. Use shears, hedge clippers, chainsaws, and lawn mowers with care and always wear protective gloves and eyewear. Avoid caring for your lawn at dawn or dusk, when poor lighting conditions make accidents more likely.


    Severe sunburns can cause significant damage to the skin as well as dehydration. Limit your time in the sun and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect your arms and legs. A broad-brimmed hat will keep your head in the shade even while you are on the go. Always wear a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and reapply it every one to two hours to ensure consistent protection.

    At Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, our emergency staff is here 24/7 to provide care for medical emergencies in Aventura and North Miami Beach. If you have questions about summer health risks and safety, you can speak with a registered nurse for answers by calling (305) 921-0492 or fill out our Web contact form to reach us.  


The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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