Cork Stroke Support provides a wrap around service with easy access to health and social care professionals, informed volunteers, peer support of stroke survivors and family members and a 5 day programme of activities. The stroke day service established in the Cork Stroke Support Centre April 2022, provides a holistic approach encompassing physical, social and cognitive stimulation activities that are an important part of the recovery process. The programme has demonstrated improvements in function, mobility, health and wellbeing. The Physiotherapist and Nurse led programme also includes information sessions facilitated by Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists and Pharmacists amongst many more health care professionals.
Preliminary data from the participants who completed the Cork Stroke Day Service Programme in 2022 is very positive. Post evaluation demonstrated improvements in mobility and balance, health and wellbeing and reductions in falls risk. There were high levels of satisfaction with 100% of participants indicating that the programme met their expectations. The majority have requested repeat exercise sessions. Cork Stroke Support are currently renovating a new gym space. The equipped gym will facilitate time access to a dedicated exercise space for more stroke survivors to access the stroke day service programme and will make the best use of the Cork Stroke Support Physiotherapist resource and use of the Cork Stroke Support Centre providing for separate and concurrent activities.
The Stroke Day Service is a subsidised 8 week course taking place on Mondays from 10am-3pm. The full course costs €60 and includes lunch.
Interested participants can fill in our online referral form https://www.corkstrokesupport.ie/join/ or phone the centre on 0212427599 for a consultation.