Casa de Cultura, Calle Francisco Ribera Perez 7, Benijófar
The group is available to all stroke sufferers and their carers, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment that aims to facilitate stroke recovery.
SaS also welcomes volunteers who have the skills, knowledge and commitment to support the group activities.
After a stroke, those who have the right side affected may suffer from aphasia. This is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing. Here at the stroke group we have a Speech Therapist to help with all matters concerning speech.
Rehabilitation. The aim of rehabilitation is to try to restore physical and mental abilities, as far as possible, to your pre-stroke state. As your rehabilitation continues you may wish to take up your previous occupation, hobbies or interests. Alternatively you may wish to learn new skills and activities. At the stroke group we have a well-equipped rehabilitation unit with qualified volunteers.
Mental Health. Here at the stroke group we have a mental health nurse who runs our carers meeting in group form as well as one to one if required. This has been a great asset to the group.
Nurse. Stroke Support also has a Resident Nurse who is here to help with all nursing problems as well as taking blood pressure, weight control, and dietary advice.
The group have a meal out once a month which is subsidised by Stroke Support.
The Stroke Association Spain is affiliated to the Stroke Association UK. It is a registered charity in Spain CV-01-042628A, CIF number G-54320569.