St. Joseph Mercy Oakland And Mercy Home Care Stroke Support Group Still Has Places Available For Next Meeting
Support Group Offers Information on Restoring Quality of Life After Stroke
Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), in collaboration with Mercy Home Care, announces that places are still available for SJMO’s next support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. The support group will meet 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 will focus on:
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, call 248-858-3295.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to learn the symptoms of a stroke. These include:
Stroke is an emergency and a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. If you or a loved one is suffering symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
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.