The Stroke experts
The Waldkrankenhaus Hospital has a special ward for older stroke patients. Specialized stroke units exist in most hospitals - setting up such a station in a geriatric has additional advantages.
Since most stroke patients are elderly, geriatric specialists here can be involved immediatley. Four beds with all the technical bells and whistles, so-called monitor beds, were arranged for the acute intensive care, says Hans-Jürgen Nabel, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Geriatrics and chief physician at the Department of Acute Geriatrics at Waldkrankenhaus Hospital. But right from day one early rehabilitation will start as well. Rehabilitation with occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists and neuropsychologists is part of the bid.