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Stroke Management

Patient Education Documents

For information about supplies of these written materials, call Lakeland Patient Education at (269)983-8869 or email vbuck@lakelandregional.org.

Patient Education Videos

While in the hospital, access to the following videos is available for patient viewing. Dial 8040 in St. Joseph or 1232 in Niles.

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Brain Attack
  • High Blood Pressure Treatment
  • High Cholesterol: Intro to Treatment
  • Moving Beyond Stroke & Aphasia
  • Stroke: Reducing the Risk
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Understanding Anticoagulant Medicine

Community Programs

Stroke Support Group

Designed for people who have experienced a stroke and their loved ones. Call (269) 983-8497 for more information

1. Smoking Cessation

Free support sessions and on-on-one consultations are available to help patients quit.
To schedule an appointment, call (269) 927-5403 or e-mail mclayborn@lakelandregional.org .

2. Stroke 101

Learn about what happens during a stroke, the different kinds of strokes, and how to identify and decrease the risk factors for having one. You will learn to identify the warning signs of a stroke and know the importance of early treatment by calling 9-1-1. Preregistration is required by calling (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

3. Stop Stressing Your Heart

This free interactive class will explain the signs and symptoms of stress as well as provide stress management techniques. Preregistration is required by calling (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544

4. MyPlate 101

This class will help you understand the importance of proper nutrition. Learn how to read labels and avoid portion distortion. Walk away with tips for making a great plate and eating better on a budget. Preregistration is required by calling (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

5. Stop Stressing Your Heart

This class will help you identify the stressors in your life that may be affecting your physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being. Practical solutions for reducing or managing stress will be discussed and put into practice. Preregistration is required by calling (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544

6. Fitness to the Core

Regular physical activity performed on most days of the week reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness in the United States. This class explores the different elements of fitness and its benefits on the individual's overall health. Practical ways to incorporate daily fitness and forming an individualized fitness plan will be discussed. Preregistration is required by calling (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544

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