Patient and Family Resources

Caring for someone after a stroke can be a difficult and emotionally taxing job that few people are prepared to take on. Anyone involved in caring for the stroke survivor is a caregiver: spouses, family members, friends and professionals alike. Below are some resources you may find helpful during your recovery or while you assist a loved one with their recovery.
Safe Driving Assessment

A Safe Driving Assessment is helpful for patients who have experienced physical changes due to age or disability, such as stroke, arthritis or Parkinson’s, or mental changes, such as slower reflexes, memory issues and/or difficulty maintaining focus.
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Free community stroke screenings

Because stroke prevention is a top priority at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, we often conduct free community stroke education each year and provide a strong diagnostic and stroke risk management program. Visit our calendar of events to find the upcoming events.

Support Groups

Stroke support group
The Northeast Wisconsin Stroke Support Group is open to stroke survivors, caregivers, family and friends. The purpose of the Stroke Support Group is to promote:
  • Increased understanding of stroke through written materials and guest speakers
  • Sharing of concerns for those affected by a stroke and its after effects.
  • Opportunities for increased community involvement and social interaction
The group typically meets the first Saturday of every month. Please call to verify as schedule does change.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Potluck to follow.
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay – Heritage Conference Center
(920) 431-3316.
Brain injury support group
The brain injury support group provides assistance to individuals who have sustained a brain injury due to trauma, as well as their loves ones. Attendees will receive education, information and support. They will also be encouraged, have the opportunity to socialize with others and foster friendships.
Call (920) 866-9453 for specific date, time and location information.

"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."

St. Francis of Assisi