In a significant stride towards improving the quality of care for stroke patients, Nye Legacy and Gateway Vista have proudly announced its participation in the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Stroke Post-Acute Care (PAC) initiative. This groundbreaking endeavor is set to revolutionize stroke survivors’ rehabilitation and recovery process, fostering greater confidence in their care and potentially extending their lives.

Enhancing Stroke Patient Care: Nye Legacy and Gateway Vista Joins Post-Acute Care Standards Initiative

Closing the Gaps in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

Stroke, the fifth leading cause of death and a significant contributor to disability in the United States demands meticulous attention and care for those affected. During rehabilitation and recovery, evidence-based interventions and secondary prevention techniques play a pivotal role in not only aiding recovery but also mitigating complications. However, the expertise and processes for stroke rehabilitation can vary widely across different centers, leading to inconsistencies in the care provided.

Recognizing these gaps, the American Heart Association, renowned for its unwavering commitment to heart and brain health, has introduced quality standards based on its 2016 Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery. The aim is to standardize and enhance the care provided during the post-acute phase, where patients transition from the hospital to rehabilitation centers.

The PAC Standards Initiative: Elevating Stroke Care

Participating centers, like Nye Legacy and Gateway Vista, stand to gain immensely from their involvement in the PAC standards initiative. Facilities will receive not only a participation stipend but also personalized quality improvement support and practical ideas for implementing the newly established quality standards. This collaborative platform also offers the opportunity to engage with experts in stroke rehabilitation, facilitating the sharing of best practices and the creation of innovative tools.

The benefits extend beyond the walls of the rehabilitation centers. By fostering collaboration between PAC facilities, hospitals, and outpatient providers, the initiative creates a holistic and streamlined approach to stroke care. This integration improves patient outcomes, supports caregivers, and amplifies the impact of evidence-based science in the realm of stroke recovery.

Nye Health Service’s Commitment to Quality Care

Patrick Fairbanks, the Executive Director at Nye Legacy, affirmed the center’s dedication to providing the highest level of patient care. He emphasized the significance of adhering to the latest guidelines, underscoring how the PAC standards initiative empowers their teams to incorporate evidence-backed knowledge into their daily practices. This commitment, backed by scientific rigor, holds the promise of fostering better recoveries and extending healthier lives for the people of Fremont, Nebraska.

Aiming for Independent Lives After Stroke

Stroke’s devastating impact is evident in its status as a top cause of death and disability. The Post-Acute Stroke Care Quality Standards program, developed by the American Heart Association, is a beacon of hope for stroke patients seeking an improved quality of life.

The initiative, funded by a generous grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, sets its sights on implementing these standards in rehabilitation facilities across Montana, Nebraska, and North Dakota. This ambitious goal seeks to empower every patient with the best possible chance at an independent life post-stroke.

Mission: Lifeline Stroke – Forging a Unified Approach

The Mission: Lifeline Stroke initiative, a product of the American Heart Association’s visionary thinking, is more than just a program; it’s a cohesive strategy to bring together various stakeholders in stroke care. By uniting hospitals, emergency medical services, rehabilitation facilities, regulatory agencies, and more, the initiative creates a proactive ecosystem that saves lives and drives improved outcomes.

Nye Legacy and Gateway Vista’s participation in the Post-Acute Care Standards initiative is a commendable step toward redefining stroke care. As they join hands with the American Heart Association, their commitment to implementing evidence-based guidelines shines brightly, promising better recoveries, healthier lives, and a stronger stroke care system for all. By embracing innovation and care collaboration, they are helping to build a future where stroke survivors not only survive but thrive.

Contact us today to learn more at Gateway Vista in Lincoln, NE or  Nye Legacy in Fremont, NE, and schedule your appointment.

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