Life After Stroke Patient Support | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Life After Stroke Patient Support

Norton Healthcare operates the area’s largest stroke system. At its core is Norton Brownsboro Hospital, which is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As one of four Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Kentucky, Norton Brownsboro Hospital utilizes advanced technology and a specialized team to care for the most severe of stroke cases, leading to better outcomes.

Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center is the area’s only center dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your lives after a stroke. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.

Patient Resources

Norton Neuroscience Institute knows that life after a stroke can present unique challenges. This is why the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center and its staff help educate patients and their families about available treatments and managing the effects of a stroke.

At Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, we want to improve your access to care, provide valuable information on managing your disease and address your quality of life issues. In addition to the general resources offered to our patients, we offer specialized support for patients and their caregivers, both virtually and in person.

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Rosa Hart, BSN, R.N.
Stroke Nurse Navigator
rosa.hart@nortonhealthcare.org

Patient Navigators

Patient navigators are nurses designated to support patients through their journey at Norton Healthcare. Patient navigators consult with you and your caregivers about medical and personal matters. Their services are free and available as often as you need them.

A patient navigator can:

  • Educate you and your family members about your diagnosis, available treatments and managing disease
  • Help you take full advantage of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers who can offer their specialized insights as part of a coordinated approach to care
  • Assist with accurate and timely communication between you, your primary caregivers and your health care providers
  • Connect you and your family members with appropriate Norton Healthcare resources in Louisville and Southern Indiana
  • Identify and address any barriers to make sure you have access to high-quality care

Classes and Events

The Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center provides various classes, events, and support groups for patients diagnosed with a neurological condition. For latest classes and events schedule, call (502) 559-3230 or visit our online calendar at NortonHealthcare.com/NNIClasses.

Stroke Prevention Education Class

Do you have high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, family history of stroke, are a stroke survivor or are a smoker? If you have any of these stroke risk factors, join us for an educational program on how to prevent stroke and get support.

Young Stroke Survivors Group

Are you a stroke survivor under age 59? Have you been wanting to connect with other young stroke survivors in our community? We welcome you to join our group!

Rehabilitation Services

Norton Healthcare offers specialized outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services at three locations on our Norton Brownsboro Hospital, downtown and St. Matthews campuses. Our rehabilitation teams can help if your quality of life has been affected by disease, disability or injury.

Located on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation offers patients access to some of the most advanced technology and specialized services in one location to help with gait, balance, strength, flexibility, speech, fine motor skills, swallowing, driving, cognition, vision and more.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • We operate Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center — the area’s only center dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your lives after a stroke. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • We have dedicated patient navigators who can help with transportation, schedule follow-up appointments and confirm that you can afford prescriptions.
  • We provide support groups and exercise classes, develop customized diet plans and can help with issues such as access to disability assistance, housing, and financial and employment advice.
  • At Norton Neuroscience Institute, we want to help you get better and well as prevent you from getting sick in the first place. Get help quitting smoking and learn the signs of stroke at Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

About Norton Neuroscience Institute

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek treatment from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons than any other provider in the area.

  • We have more than 60 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • We use advanced minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment that speeds your recovery and minimizes pain.
  • Our multidisciplinary clinics offer easy access to specialists in oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics,  and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare has the largest network of accredited stroke centers in the area.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital’s designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and American Stroke Association represents the highest level of care.
    • The Joint Commission also certified Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital as Primary Stroke Centers and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and managing their disease.
  • We are nationally recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Top 100 neurosurgery and spine program.
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