Three Rivers, MI – The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Three Rivers Health hosted a cookout on Tuesday, July 3 for patients of the hospital’s inpatient rehab unit and stroke support group. The support group is open to the community for stroke patients, a support person, or caregiver of someone who has survived a stroke.
“This cookout was a great opportunity for us to bring together our current patients and ‘graduates’ of our inpatient rehabilitation program,” said Heidi Sweet, community relations coordinator for the Three Rivers Health Rehab Pavilion. “The relationship between our inpatient unit and stroke support group provides a wonderful encouragement system for stroke patients and their caregivers.”
The support group provides educational speakers and support regarding strokes and related topics including tips for safe participation in physical activity, healthy eating habits, stress reduction, caregiver support, and other medical issues related to strokes. Many members of the group are past patients and ‘graduates’ of the Three Rivers Health inpatient rehabilitation program. This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Wellness Pavilion at 10 a.m.
“The inpatient rehabilitation unit provides therapy on an inpatient basis to patients with a variety of conditions,” said Sweet. “By coordinating their care through an on-site physician, rehabilitative nursing, as well as therapists, dieticians, and social workers allows us to return our patients to a home setting as quickly as possible.”
For more information about the inpatient rehabilitation unit or the stroke support group offered at Three Rivers Health, please call (269) 273-9795.
For over 90 years, Three Rivers Health has offered its patients and community technology-driven care, including a wide array of inpatient, rehabilitation, outpatient, wellness, hospice care and specialty clinic services. To discover more about Three Rivers Health, call (269) 273-9795 or visit, threerivershealth.org.
Source: News release and photo from Three Rivers Health