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Stroke Survivors Support Group Feb. 13
Start Date
01/29/2013
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland And Mercy Home Care Conduct Support Group For Stroke Survivors And Caregivers

Support Group to Offer Information on Restoring Quality of Life After Stroke

Pontiac, Mich .—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), in collaboration with Mercy Home Care, will host a support group for stroke survivors and caregivers at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Woodward Professional Building, across from the main hospital, 44428 Woodward Ave., Pontiac. Attendees should enter the building at the Rehabilitation Entrance and proceed to the lower level.

Topic for the support group meeting is “Navigating Your Community Resources.” Facilitators include Tammy Davis, RN, Case Manager, SJMO, and Heidi Warrington, RN, Nursing Stroke Unit Educator, SJMO.

The support group will focus on:

  • Understanding stroke recovery, rehabilitation and how to prevent a recurrence of stroke
  • Sharing experiences with other survivors and providing mutual support
  • Promoting independence and improving performance of daily living activities
  • Providing a forum where caregivers and family members can share their experience and support each other
  • Offering information to patients on how they can restore their quality of life despite losses and disabilities caused by stroke

The support group is conducted and supported collaboratively by SJMO and its Rehabilitation Services and Neuroscience Departments, Faith Community Nursing and Mercy Home Care.

Future meetings will be held on March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Sue Peshl by phone at 248-858-3295 or by email at peshls@trinity-health.org.

SJMO became Michigan's first Certified Primary Stroke Center in 2004. The stroke program began in October 2006 and is now the Michigan Stroke Network, a collaboration of more than 30 Michigan hospitals committed to bringing the latest in stroke care to communities around the state. With telemedicine and real-time audio-visual technology, emergency room physicians at participating hospitals have access 24/7 to stroke specialists at SJMO.

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