Patient and Family Resources

Your loved ones are important

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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.

Free Community Stroke Screenings

Stroke prevention is a high priority at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center. We often conduct free community stroke screenings and education each year, as well as provide a robust diagnostic and stroke risk management program. Visit our calendar of events to learn more about upcoming events.

Stroke Support Group

The Northeast Wisconsin Stroke Support Group is open to stroke survivors, caregivers, family and friends. The purpose of the Stroke Support Group is to promote an increased understanding of stroke through written materials and guest speakers, sharing concerns by stroke sufferers and their caregivers, as well as opportunities for increased community involvement and social interaction.

The group typically meets the second Thursday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Please call (920) 433-0111 to verify, as schedule does not change.

Brain Injury Support Group

The brain injury support group offers assistance to those who have sustained a brain injury due to trauma, as well as their friends and family members. Those who attend receive education, information, support, encouragement and opportunities for socialization.

Call (920) 866-9453 for specific date, time and location information.

Safe Driving Assessment

Safe driving assessments are available to patients who have experienced physical changes due to age or disability, such as stroke, arthritis or Parkinson’s, or mental changes, such as slower reflexes, memory issues and/or difficulty maintaining focus.