If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, choosing the best path to recovery can be a confusing process. In most cases, that path will include rehabilitation services, since stroke rehabilitation is an essential element of a successful recovery. Generally, stroke survivors are asked to choose, with the help and advice of their medical team, between options that include short term care programs, outpatient rehabilitation services, long term care facilities or home-based rehabilitation. When faced with an unfamiliar and overwhelming decision, it often helps to know where experts stand on an issue. In this post, we'll look into what the American Stroke Association recommends for stroke rehabilitation and recovery.