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 DNV Healthcare. 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.

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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.

On-Demand Patient Education

The Norton Neuroscience Institute provides access to on demand patient education resources for all neurological conditions.

Support for a portion of this digital education resource has been made possible by the Harold, Juanita, David, Dennis & Gary Koon Charitable Foundation through the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

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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.

Stroke Nurse Navigator

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

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.

Stroke Survivors Group

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

Meetings are held at the following locations

Rehabilitation Services

Norton Healthcare Rehabilitation Services

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

Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation

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.

Cressman Neurological Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews

At Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews, you have access to highly trained therapists and specialized services in one convenient location to help you achieve your goals to improve your gait, balance, strength, flexibility, speech, fine motor skills, swallowing, cognition, vision and more.

Care That’s Focused on You

It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.

  • Dedicated patient navigators can help schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate prescription assistance, create customized diet plans and provide guidance on disability benefits, housing, financial and employment concerns, and more.
  • Patients can access support groups, exercise classes and other educational events to connect with others and learn how to make the most of life while managing a neurologic condition.
  • Access an on-demand video library of educational content across a variety of condition-related topics is available.
  • We want to help prevent illness. Get help quitting smoking, and learn the signs of stroke.

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 130 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurologic condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV, recognizing excellence and expertise in stroke care.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are Primary Stroke Centers.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our physicians contribute to groundbreaking studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Also, patients may be eligible to take part in these experimental treatments.
    Learn more about current neuroscience clinical trials and studies.
  • The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult service-hospitals in Louisville for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a level 4 center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Hospital’s neurosurgical intensive care unit is recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get an alert if an earlier appointment becomes available, and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

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