Heidi Press, Public Relations Specialist
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
248-858-6662 PRESSH@trinity-health.org Stroke Support Group Planned 03/18/2013
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, April 10, 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 “Stroke Assessment with Blood Pressure Evaluation and Nutritional Needs.” Kathleen Romberger, RN, Faith Community Nursing Manager, will be the facilitator. Attendees should bring their blood pressure cuff for calibration.
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 May 8 and June 12.