So You Can Feel Whole
Your nervous system keeps your body operating smoothly, providing seamless communication from head to toe. When a sudden neurological event, like a stroke, interrupts this flow, trust in us. AdventHealth DeLand, formerly Florida Hospital DeLand, is home to Volusia County’s first Primary Stroke Center, meaning we have the stroke treatments, resources and expertise you need.
When it comes to your nervous system, the best care includes awareness, quick reaction times, and targeted expertise. That’s what we do. Combining accurate diagnoses with life-saving treatments for neurological disorders, we take a whole-person approach to your care. Reach for wellness now and for years to come.
Find Peace of Mind
- Stroke Care with Compassion and Expertise
The word stroke can make anyone feel uneasy. That’s why at AdventHealth DeLand, formerly Florida Hospital DeLand, we do whatever we can to break it down into manageable steps. If you’re at risk, we provide you with educational resources to understand how to prevent a stroke. If you experience a stroke, our expert neurologists have the leading stroke treatments you need. And in recovery, our multidisciplinary team, support groups and rehabilitative services will guide you. At every step and for every victory, we’ll be with you, offering support that cares for your body, eases your mind, and lifts your spirits.
- Quick Diagnostics. Faster Stroke Treatments.
If you experience a stroke, you don’t have time to wait for care. You want answers now and treatment yesterday. As a Primary Stroke Center, our entire team knows to look for the signs and symptoms of a stroke, always ready to diagnose and treat the event with compassion, precision, and speed.
If you or a loved one experience symptoms of stroke, do not hesitate. Use the letters in the word "F.A.S.T." to quickly identify stroke symptoms. The acronym stands for:
- Face Drooping
- Arm Weakness
- Speech Difficulty
- Time to Call 911
Because there’s no time to lose, we have a special priority designation, which means you'll be cared for fast, getting the most crucial diagnostic tests within 45 minutes of your arrival or less. After assessing your symptoms, we’ll send you along for comprehensive tests, including:
- Carotid Ultrasounds
- CT Scans
- Magnetic Resonance Angiographies (MRAs)
We’ll explain every step, answer every question, and do everything we can to give you compassionate, whole-person care.
- Leading Tools. Life-Saving Treatments.
You bring the spirit. We’ll bring the treatments — and our compassion. After our diagnosis, we’ll work even faster to care for you. With our specially trained team of neurologists and other specialists. We’ll help treat your stroke quickly and efficiently with a range of nonsurgical, including:
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA)
- Rehabilitation Now for a Better Life Tomorrow
A neurological event like a stroke can put a pause on your life’s plans. The multidisciplinary stroke team at AdventHealth DeLand is here to guide you back to your life with step-by-step rehabilitative care. At our comprehensive and nationally recognized Peninsula Rehabilitation Center, anyone recovering from a stroke can find inpatient or outpatient support inside our leading facility. Our Peninsula Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for Comprehensive Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty. We’ll care for you with speech pathology therapy, neuropsychology rehabilitation, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, and more. Lean on us to be with you, helping overcome obstacles and celebrate your victories.
- How to Help Prevent Stroke
- Know your blood pressure and find out if you have atrial fibrillation or high cholesterol.
- If you smoke, stop.
- If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
- If you are diabetic, follow your doctor's recommendations carefully to control your diabetes.
- Make exercise part of your daily routine.
- Enjoy a lower sodium (salt), lower fat diet.
- Ask your doctor if you have circulation problems that increase your risk for stroke.
To explore signs and symptoms or to take a stroke risk assessment quiz, see our website.
Better Support for Better Health
In the journey to better neurologic health, the path is not always clear. We’re here to help you take the next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources, and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more compassionate support, and a higher level of expert care.