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Media Contact: Heidi Press Carr, Public Relations Specialist St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48341 248-858-6662

Free Stroke Support Group to Meet
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Mercy Home Care Have Places Available For Free Stroke Support Group

Group Offers Information on Restoring Quality of Life After Stroke

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), in collaboration with Mercy Home Care, still has places available for its next support group meeting for stroke survivors and caregivers. The group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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 “Ask a Stroke Nurse.  Open Discussion with a Panel of Stroke Nurses,” presented by Heidi Warrington, RN, BSN, Clinical Education Specialist and Neuroscience Registered Nurses.

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.

The public is invited free of charge.  For more information or to reserve a spot, call 248-858-3295.

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.

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