What is the role of social support in selection of rehabilitation setting for middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Accordingly, a patient’s social support, in terms of a spouse or other caregiver, is often paramount in the physiatrist’s recommendation for a skilled nursing facility or acute rehabilitation. They often are trained in the physical care and supervision of patients with cognitive and physical disabilities resultant from stroke and are key players on the rehabilitation team.


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