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, May 8, 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 “Life After Stroke: Aspects of Brain Flexibility and Effective Coping.” Megan Ross, PA, Physician's Assistant, SJMO Neuroscience Services, and Heidi Warrington, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Stroke Services, will be the presenters.
The support group is conducted and supported collaboratively by SJMO and its Rehabilitation Services and Neuroscience Departments, Faith Community Nursing and Mercy Home Care.
A future meeting will be held on June 12.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Sue Peshl by phone at 248-858-3295 or by email at email@example.com .
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to learn the symptoms of a stroke. These include:
SJMO became Michigan's first Certified Primary Stroke Center in 2004. In 2006, SJMO launched 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.