Community and Work Re-Entry

 

Community Resources

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

Stroke Associations:

National Stroke Association
1-800-STROKES (1-800-787-6537)
(502) 896-7221
www.stroke.org

Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association
(502) 499-5757
www.strokekyin.org

American Stroke Association
1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)
StrokeAssociation.org

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)
1-800-424-2277
www.aarp.org

American Heart Association
1-800-242-8721
www.americanheart.org

Americans with Disabilities Act information
National Organization on Disability
(202) 293-5960
http://nod.org

American Society of Hypertension
(212) 696-9099
www.ash-us.org

Center for Accessible Living
(502) 589-6620
www.calky.org

Children of Aging Parents
1-800-227-7294
www.caps4caregivers.org

Consumer Information Center/Medicare Information
1-888-878-3256
www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov

Family Care Giver Alliance
(415) 434-3388 or 1-800-445-8106
www.caregiver.org

National Association For Incontinence
1-800-252-3337
www.nafc.org

Kentucky Office for Vocational Rehab
209 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4440
1-800-372-7172
www.ovr.ky.gov

Medicare Hotline
1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
www.medicare.gov

NARIC (references related to disability and rehab)
1-800-346-2742
www.naric.com/naric

National Aphasia Association
1-800-922-4622
www.aphasia.org

National Council on the Aging, Inc.
(202) 479-1200
www.ncoa.org

National Council on Disability
(202) 272-2004
www.ncd.gov

National Family Caregiver Association
1-800-896-3650
www.nfcacares.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
(NINDS)
1-800-352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov

National Insurance Consumer Helpline
(212) 346-5500
www.iii.org

National Rehab Information Center
1-800-346-2742
www.naric.com

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

Vocational Services for the Disabled
1-800-222-JOBS (1-800-222-5627)
www.vesid.nysed.gov

The Well Spouse Foundation
1-800-838-0879
www.wellspouse.org

Local Rehab Services:

Frazier Rehab Institute (Inpatient)
(502) 582-7476

Frazier Rehab Institute (Outpatient)
(502) 560-8389
(502) 582-7486 (Outpatient Scheduling)

VNA Nazareth Home Care (Home Health)
(502) 584-2456

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.

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2014