Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Stroke Rehabilitation is part of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) department. Our services are built on a continuum of care that includes our inpatient, transitional/residential, and outpatient brain injury programs. All programs on our brain injury continuum of care are CARF accredited.
A stroke causes harm to the brain from a cerebrovascular accident that affects it structure or function and can cause changes in thinking, communicating, physical functioning or psychosocial behavior. Stroke can be caused by a variety of triggers and can result in blood clots or bleeds throughout the brain (left hemisphere, right hemisphere, brain stem, etc.). Strokes can also happen when an area of the brain receives insufficient oxygen (anoxia or hypoxia). Strokes of any type or cause can range from mild to severe, and depending on the severity, rehabilitation needs can vary widely.
The focus of stroke rehabilitation is to improve functional independence, improve quality of life and provide support during recovery. Services include attention to mental well-being, family dynamics, and community reintegration. Prevention of another stroke and prevention of complications after stroke are key parts of our rehabilitation programming.
One Veterans Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.