Life after a stroke is different than before. No matter how much a person recovers, that person is forever changed by the experience. This section will help identify resources in the community to provide support. Both patients and family members or caregivers can benefit from these resources.
Local Stroke Support Groups:
Frazier Stroke Support Group (in partnership with Louisville Metro Parks - Adapted Leisure Activities)
Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: Douglass Community Center
2305 Douglass Blvd. (off Bardstown Road)
Contact: (502) 582-7411
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Friendly Folks Stroke Club
Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon
Location: Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1850 Bluegrass Ave.
Contact: (502) 361-6585
SIRH Stroke Support Group
Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital
3104 Blackiston Blvd.
New Albany, IN
Contact: (812) 941-8300
National Stroke Association
Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association
American Stroke Association
These associations typically have brochures, publications and/or magazines that discuss specific stroke issues. They are written for the stroke survivor and his/her family. Helpful hints and feedback from other stroke survivors is often available.
Other Agencies and Associations that may be helpful:
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
American Heart Association
Americans with Disabilities Act information
National Organization on Disability
American Society of Hypertension
Center for Accessible Living
Children of Aging Parents
Consumer Information Center/Medicare Information
Family Care Giver Alliance
(415) 434-3388 or 1-800-445-8106
National Association For Incontinence
Kentucky Office for Vocational Rehab
209 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
NARIC (references related to disability and rehab)
National Aphasia Association
National Council on the Aging, Inc.
National Council on Disability
National Family Caregiver Association
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Insurance Consumer Helpline
National Rehab Information Center
Social Security Administration
Vocational Services for the Disabled
The Well Spouse Foundation
Local Rehab Services:
Frazier Rehab Institute (Inpatient)
Frazier Rehab Institute (Outpatient)
(502) 582-7486 (Outpatient Scheduling)
VNA Nazareth Home Care (Home Health)
For More Information:
It is impossible to list all available resources for you and your family. Often local churches and/or community centers offer programs or services for persons with disabilities. You may want to contact them to explore available assistance. However, your case manager is an excellent resource for questions and information regarding assistance in the community. Your case manager may be able to assist you with investigating funds or programs available to you, attaining a handicap parking permit, applying for TARC 3 for transportation, day programs within your area, and agencies providing assistance with daily living care. Don’t hesitate to ask questions regarding this information.