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Stroke Peer Visitor Program

Providing a path to healing

Selected stroke survivors and family members have been trained as peer visitors for fellow stroke survivors and family members currently going through rehabilitation at Frazier Rehab Institute.

The Stroke Peer Visitor Program offers many benefits, both to stroke survivors and their families as well as the stroke rehab team and peer visitors themselves. For stroke survivors and their families, the peer visitors:

  • Provide opportunities to share concerns with someone who has experienced a stroke;
  • Give visible proof to those recovering that they can cope with life after a stroke;
  • Provide current information and knowledge of available resources,
  • Offer information, care, support and someone to listen.

For the rehab team, the peer visitors:

  • Add a unique dimension to the traditional healthcare team;
  • Provide a communication link with survivors;
  • Clarify the needs of stroke survivors and their families;
  • Enhance patient care, and
  • Continue their own journey of healing through connecting with other stroke patients.

For more information about the Stroke Peer Visitor Program, or Frazier Rehab Institute’s Stroke Rehab Program, please contact (502) 582-7476.

 

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Last Updated: 9/6/2013