Wesley Healthcare October 02, 2014

WICHITA – There are more than 7 million stroke survivors in the United States, and recovery after a stroke is often a lifelong process for these individuals and their caregivers. Being equipped with information about recovery-related treatments and coping strategies can help with the healing process.

Joint Commission-certified stroke centers Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital are offering a free Lifelong Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP) for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members. Participants will learn the latest in stroke rehabilitation, nutrition and drug therapies, and they will develop strategies for dealing with depression and maintaining self-esteem.

LEAP classes include:

  • Learning About Stroke - Oct. 23, 2014

  • Empowering Yourself – Nov. 20, 2014

  • Awareness-Emotions, Communication, Intimacy and Self-esteem – Dec. 18, 2014

  • Positively Surviving – Jan. 15, 2015

All classes are from 6-7:00pm at Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital located at 8338 W. 13th St. N. Refreshments will be served. Persons interested in registering for the LEAP program can call 316.962.6000. For more information about the program, please call 316.962.3380.

Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program (LEAP) is a program of the National Stroke Association developed for hospitals and rehabilitation facilities to use in educating their stroke survivors and caregivers about the medical issues of stroke. Founded in 1984, the national association is the only organization in the U.S. that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke.

For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its stroke services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Centeris the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit wesleymc.com