Stroke is the #1 cause of disability and the #5 cause of death in the U.S.


In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month upcoming in May, Haywood Regional Medical Center and Haywood County Health and Human Services are joining to form a Stroke Support Group for survivors and caregivers. The goal of the support group is to share information and community resources about Stroke recovery. Speakers will cover topics such as Nutrition for Stroke survivors, Anti-coagulation Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Elder Law, Medicaid/Medicare benefits, Stroke Survivors stories and much more.

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The meetings will be held every third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am 
at the Haywood County Health and Human Services Building Room 301,
157 Paragon Parkway in Clyde


Stroke survivors and caregivers welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


For more information, contact:

Patrick Johnson
Public Health Services Director
Haywood County Health
Department
828.356.2244
phjohnson@haywoodnc.net
Cindy Hammett
Rehab /Haywood
Regional Health and
Fitness Center Haywood
Regional Medical Center
828.452.8018


Download Stroke Support Group Flyer 

Stroke Support Resources

Stroke Patient Information Sheets

Stroke Hero Submission Form

Download article about Patrick Johnson, founder of Stroke Support Group

American Stroke Association Webpage 

Stroke Warning Signs - American Stroke Association 


Rehab at Haywood Regional 

Haywood Regional team of speech language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists take a patient-centered approach to individualized treatment to minimize the damage of stroke. Rehabilitation may include:

  • Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting and dressing
  • Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair    
  • Communication skills in speech and language    
  • Cognitive skills such as memory or problem solving 
  • Social skills for interacting with other people

Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of a stroke. The goal is to build strength, capability and confidence to continue daily activities despite the effects of stroke. For more information about Haywood Regional rehab services CLICK HERE 


Know the Signs of a Stroke 

Source: American Stroke Association