Latino Stroke Support Group 4th Thursday of Each Month

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, together with speech, physical, and occupational therapists, has designed the group to offer information, advice and support to people who have suffered a stroke or other illnesses related to the brain.

May 6, 2014

Latino Stroke Support Group 4th Thursday of Each Month - Informational Group for Spanish-speaking People Who Have Suffered a Stroke or Brain Injury from Stroke

Attention Spanish-speaking people in the Washington, D.C. area: MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will be holding monthly meetings of the Latino Stroke Support Group on the 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings take place at the Latin American Youth Center (1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009).

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, together with speech, physical, and occupational therapists, has designed the group to offer information, advice and support to people who have suffered a stroke or other illnesses related to the brain. Some topics that will be presented in an effort to help survivors return to their prior life activities are: nutrition and eating right after a stroke, access to doctors and stroke prevention, depression, coping with stress, and community resources, among others.

The meeting will be conducted in Spanish and family members are welcome to join. Snacks and drinks will be provided as well.

For questions or inquiries, contact Ilana Oliff by phone at 202-877-1452 or by email:[email protected].

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury. Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 40 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region. MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

 

Contact:

Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
202-877-1773 PHONE
202-829-5161 FAX
[email protected]