Local Stroke Group Offers Support to Survivors and Caregivers


A stroke can affect an individual in many ways, from paralysis of one side of the body to impaired vision and difficulty swallowing. Beyond physical challenges, many stroke survivors and caregivers also need support and community to transition back into an active lifestyle and continue to heal emotionally and physically. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg’s new stroke recovery support group offers stroke survivors and caregivers a place to relate to other survivors and caregivers.

On Monday, Dec. 5 at 12:30 p.m. local stroke survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend the support group’s first meeting at the hospital located at 95 Medical Park Blvd. The topic of the meeting will be Home Exercise Programs for Maintenance of Abilities and will be facilitated by HealthSouth Peterburg’s Caitlin Grabowski, PT and Lauren Meeley, OT.

Future support group will feature guest speakers discussing topics of interest such as the latest information related to stroke, community resources and new ideas on the road to recovery. Attendees can also participate in planned activities throughout the year.

To RSVP, call 804-504-8100 and ask to speak with Heather Carlton, MS, CCC-SLP. For more information on HealthSouth Petersburg’s stroke recovery support group, contact Heather Carlton at heather.carlton@healthsouth.com. For more information on stroke rehabilitation or prevention, visit www.healthsouthpetersburg.com or call HealthSouth Petersburg at 804-504-8100.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg is a 64-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Greater Richmond and the Tri-cities area, the hospital is located at 95 Medical Park Blvd. across from Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg and on the Web at www.healthsouthpetersburg.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth