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Stroke Specialty Program

FREE health screenings for our Westbank community in honor of Stroke Awareness Month

Here is what to expect:

  • Blood sugar screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Stroke risk factor screenings

Visit one of our pop-ups and look for our West Jefferson Ambulance. Let’s make this your healthiest year yet!

  • Wednesday 5.11 at 2pm: Rouses Gretna, 91 Westbank Expy Suite 600 Gretna, LA 70053
  • Friday 5.13 at 11am: Lafitte Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion, 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd, Jean Lafitte, LA 70067
  • Friday 5.20 at 11am: Rouses Marrero, 6205 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072
  • Friday 5.20 at 1:30pm: Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058
  • Friday 5.27 at 12pm: Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058


Our Specialty Rehabilitation Programs are dedicated to providing exceptional rehabilitation services for our patients to reach their full potential and enhance their quality of life. Our expert team of physicians and therapists create a comprehensive care plan to address the individualized needs of each patient and their family.

Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation Program highlights:

  • West Jefferson holds a prestigious accreditation by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Stroke Specialty Program CARF accreditation since 2006
  • Access to excellent, in-house neurological/neurosurgical services due to our partnership with the renowned Culicchia Neurological Group
  • Over 50% of the therapy staff are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (specializing in stroke and traumatic/non-traumatic brain injury)
  • Weekly Stroke Education Class for patients and/or caregivers
  • Specialized Stroke Team including dedicated Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist and Social Worker
  • All staff CPI-certified (Crisis Prevention Institute)
  • Leisure Activities Program, including Pet Therapy, available 6 days/week
  • Specialty equipment including Vital Stim and Biodex Unweighting Machine Machine as well as various types of equipment designed to ensure patient safety (e.g., Secure Care Wander Guard system, actual and virtual sitters, bed and wheelchair alarms, wheelchair seatbelts)

    Referrals to our Stroke Specialty Program can be made by calling:
    Phone number: 504.349.1346
    Fax number: 504.349.1628

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