Patient and Family Resources 


Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be a difficult and emotionally taxing job. Few people are prepared to take it on. A stroke caregiver can be a spouse, family member, friend or professional. Learn about resources you may find helpful during your recovery or while you assist a loved one with his or her recovery.
 

Local resource

Stroke Survivors Support Group
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 - 4 p.m. at the HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the Tea Room. Please enter through the main lobby of the children’s hospital. Valet parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

This support group is for stroke surviviors who are still in the workforce, are raising a family or have other typical mid-life obligations and responsibilities. The group will share the challenges and successes of getting back into the daily swing while adjusting to a “new normal.” Many survivors share similar injuries and, through support, will discover inspiration and improved recovery outcomes. The group will also learn about stroke treatments.

Survivors, caregivers, spouses, family and medical professionals are welcome. Though a focused group, all ages and those in all stages of life are welcome to join. For questions or additional information, contact Kathy Hampsey at (217) 814-4874 or Kathryn.Hampsey@hshs.org.