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Stroke support

  • Moving forward after a stroke

    Stroke survivors face unique challenges. Care coordination can help you access the wide variety of medical, rehabilitative and supportive resources available. Connecting with others who've had similar experiences through a support group also can be helpful.

    Stroke care coordination

    The stroke care coordinator provides assistance to individuals following stroke. When a patient is discharged from one of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute units, the stroke care coordinator receives a referral from the unit's care coordinator. The referral is to provide care coordination services for a year after stroke.

    For those who do not require the level of care provided at a rehabilitation unit, the stroke care coordinator can begin to provide services immediately after discharge from the hospital. Although not all Allina Health hospitals currently offer stroke care coordination, if you are interested in this service, please call 612-863-4872 or email

    Stroke care coordination involves a registered nurse and a care guide who will call for updates on your medical status. They will help you get get any resources you may need to continue your stroke recovery.

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  • Getting back to life

    Allina Health has a wide variety of resources available to help stroke survivors and caregivers get back to living their lives after a stroke. Your physician, therapist, stroke care coordinator or social worker can help you determine which ones are appropriate for you.

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  • Stroke Peer Visiting Program

    Former stroke patients volunteer to visit current stroke patients at Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals as part of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Stroke Peer Visiting Program. They share their stroke experiences, listen to concerns and provide support.

    This service is for patients receiving inpatient and outpatient services. Call Julie Gebhardt at 612-863-4317 for more information.

    Upcoming events

    Stroke Lecture Series

    Stroke support resources

    More resources for stroke survivors and their caregivers are in Understanding Stroke.

    Allina Health stroke support groups

    Seeking support from others who have experienced a stroke can be helpful to the recovery process. These support groups to give survivors and their caregivers the opportunity to share feelings, ideas and resources: