Resources for Living with Stroke
There are many other services within our health system and in your community that may assist you in your continued recovery. This page highlights services available within our rehabilitation continuum of services and in the local community. We encourage you to call or visit the website for these organizations. However, please do not hesitate to ask us for additional information on these services or for other providers or services in your community.
Services Offered on by WFBH
WFBH's Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program at CompRehab offers a unique approach for treating people recovering from neurological impairments. The Program's team includes physical, occupational, recreation and speech therapists.
WFBH's Club Independence (Club I) is an interactive Day Recreation Therapy Program that provides education, recreation, and overall health and wellness opportunities for individuals with disabling conditions, including brain injury.
The WFBH Medical Fitness Program offers diagnosis-specific, small group exercise classes designed for anyone who has been discharged from outpatient rehab but is not ready to exercise independently. Evaluation by a physical therapist or physician referral is required for admission to the program. Classes are offered at CompRehab.
For more information:
WFBH offers MyWakeHealth, a patient portal that gives patients unprecedented access to their health information, without the unnecessary burden of waiting. MyWakeHealth allows you to get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home; schedule your next appointment or view details of your past and upcoming appointments; and access test results.
BestHealth is the Piedmont Triad's trusted source for hands-on health knowledge, classes and screenings. BestHealth is presented by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one of America's top ranked hospitals.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs are pleased to offer a Rehabilitation Resource Center on the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The Center provides literature and web-based access to health information, disability programs and leisure activities, as well as resources available to assist with community re-integration and home modifications.
Other Local Resources
Local support groups:
Wake Forest Baptist Health Stroke Support Group, Contact Rayetta Johnson
Guilford County Stroke Support Group, Contact Jane Edwards
Aphasia Support Group, Contact Beth Crady
Driver Rehabilitation Services include clinical assessments of a person's visual, perceptual, cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities as it relates to safe and independent driving due to aging, an illness or injury. Two local providers of these services are:
Driver Rehabilitation Services, P.A
Toll-free 888.888.0039 or 336.697.7841
Forsyth Rehabilitation Center
The NC Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Brain Fitness is devoted to helping individuals with cognitive impairments as a result of stroke or head injury. Cognitive rehab is functionally based and individualized to assist each person's specific goals. For more information:
Contacts: Robin Alexander Embry or Marcia Weatherly Barnes
Address: 1495 Rymco Drive, Suite 102, Winston-Salem, NC
The Millennium Team Stroke Recover Center at the Kernersville YMCA provided fitness training to stroke survivors to help regain strength, balance, and control.
336.406.6701 (Ed Vankuren)
Additional Educational Resources
The NC Stroke Association's (NCSA) mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke through relationships and collaborations to facilitate screening, education, outcome assessments, and advocacy. NCSA and the American Stroke Association provide a wealth of stroke prevention and caregiver resources.
NC Stroke Association
336.713.5052 (Beth Parks)
American Stroke Association
The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides a wealth of information on treatment, prognosis, research, and post-stroke rehabilitation.
Clinicaltrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and other members of the public easy access to information on clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The web site is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
If you need assistance finding additional resources in your community:
336.716.8454 (Karen Lawrence)