Survivor Resources

For Survivors

Encompass Health Lowcountry Stroke Support Group

Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Contact Rick Shideler at richard.shideler@gmail.com.

Roper Rehabilitation Stroke Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m.

Meetings alternate between in person at St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley and virtual meetings. Contact Katie Hall at: Kaitlyn.Hall@rsfh.com.

Trident Medical Center Lowcountry Support Group

First Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

9330 Medical Plaza Dr, North Charleston, SC. The meeting will be in Café A. Contact Kayla Greene at kayla.greene@hcahealthcare.com.

Aphasia Support Group

Last Friday of each month at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Garden Room at MUSC Midtown, 1600 Midtown Ave, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Contact Michelle Moore at donnellm@musc.edu, or Stephanie Cute at cute@musc.edu, or 843-792-6656.

American Stroke Association Support Group Finder

The American Stroke Association provides this resource to find stroke support groups in your area.

American Heart Association Support Network

The American Heart Association Support Network is a resource of online support groups for many conditions, including the various types of adult and pediatric strokes and stroke caregivers.

GetCareSC Service Provider Guide

South Carolina Department of Aging maintains the GetCareSC website, a resource that allows seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities to search for service providers in their area.

Go Local-South Carolina

Go Local-South Carolina is a statewide database that provides information about health services and resources all over South Carolina.

Stroke Effects Infographic

This Infographic (PDF) details the long term effects experienced by stroke survivors.

BE FAST to Stop a Stroke!

Life-saving knowledge on how to recognize a stoke – BE FAST.

Aphasia Identification Card

The Aphasia Center provides a printable aphasia identification card to carry, with customizable information about the condition and the accommodations that may best help.

Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC Health is one of the nation’s leading stroke-certified hospitals.

Heart Health Program at MUSC Health Heart & Vascular Center

Keep your heart healthy with the Heart Health Program at MUSC Health Heart & Vascular Center

 

For Caregivers

Neuro Caregiver Support Group of the Lowcountry

2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Support for caregivers of people with brain injury or stroke. Contact Michelle Moore at michelle.moore@rsfh.com, 843-720-8378

Family Caregiver Toolbox from Caregiver Action Network

Family Caregiver Toolbox offers a range of resources to support caregivers

Caregiver Burnout Info from The Senior List

Symptoms and How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Legal Resources from Just Great Lawyers

Legal Resources for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs from Just Great Lawyers

Military and Veteran's Benefits Information

Benefits information for the military and veterans from Military.com

Making the Move to Assisted Living

A guide to knowing when it's right and making the right choice from HomeCity

Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction

Ways the risk of a pedestrian injury at a construction site can be mitigated from BigRentz

Home Safety Guide for Older Adults

Comprehensive room-by-room home safety guide for older adults from The Zebra

Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging

Advance Care Planning

Eldercare advance planning fact sheets from the U.S. Administration on Aging

Best Medical Alert Systems

Reviews of the best medical alert systems from Consumer Affairs website

Caregiver’s Handbook

Caregiver's Handbook from EduMed.org

Compassion Fatigue Guide

Guide to understanding and coping with compassion fatigue by Online MSW Programs