Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts an annual Stroke Awareness Day each May. Service providers and health care professionals provide information on stroke prevention, treatment options, recovery, rehabilitation and the caregiver’s role. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings are available, along with information on smoking cessation, support groups, home care, medicine management and adaptive equipment for home use. Stroke Awareness Day is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Please call Lisa Edelstein, OT, Burke’s stroke program director, at (914) 597-2256 for more information.
As part of Stroke Awareness Month, we invite you to read about Joe and Karen, two of our stroke rehabilitation patients.