There are a number of resources in the Baton Rouge area for those who have had a stroke. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of those available in our area in the hopes that they may be helpful to you or your loved ones.
SAGE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Sage Outpatient has a monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. The purpose of this group is to provide education on stroke, discuss living healthy after a stroke, offer emotional support, and share experiences. Our goal is to help and inspire our patients and their caregivers to move forward with their life after stroke. For more information, please give us a call 225-906-4097.
- Meals on Wheels is a service that provides meals to those who are 60 years or older, disabled, homebound, or otherwise unable to prepare their meals on a weekly basis. Click here to visit their website and find out what’s offered near you.
- There are several local fruit and vegetable delivery services in our area. Here are a few:
- Instacart is an app that delivers groceries to your home. Not only can you shop for your items using the the app, but you can also schedule a delivery time that is convenient for you.
- Waitr and Uber Eats are also apps that deliver takeout orders from nearby restaurants. With these, you don’t even have to leave your home to eat from your favorite local eateries!
- The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development provides info on public transport in Louisiana. Their website lets you to choose a parish to learn more about the options available.
- Uber and Lyft are two types of ride-request apps that can be used on most smartphone devices. To sign up, all you need are an email address, phone number, and payment method. You can request a ride right when you need it or you can schedule rides in advance, which may be beneficial for doctors’ appointments, social outings, and so much more. Rides with Uber can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance, and rides with Lyft can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance.
- The FDA presents an online Interactive Nutrition Label to provide education on nutrition facts, so that people can make informed and healthy dietary choices.
- The American Heart Association provides a number of resources to help you understand various health topics, such as stroke, hypertension, and heart disease.
- Healthy BR has a calendar full of healthy activities. Be on the lookout for health fairs and screenings. You can also google “free health fairs in Baton Rouge, LA” to learn more about events near you.
- Senior Helping Seniors’ offer a number of services to those in need. Their services focus on assisting with tasks within and outside of the home. They also provide services in the community and for family caregivers. For more information or for a full list of the services offered, please call 225-778-7699 or click here to visit their website.
- Comfort Keepers strive to promote independence, health, activity, safety, and quality of life. They assist with meal prep, routine errands, light housekeeping, and basic hygiene. For more information, please call 225-217-1863 or click here to visit their website.
- Home Instead Senior Care provides companionship care, personal care, meals & nutrition, transportation, household duties, respite care, and other types of care services. To see a full list of the services provided, click here to visit their website or call 225-255-3667.
DISABILITY BENEFITS RESOURCES:
People who have had a stroke may experience significant changes in their daily life, such as changes in their ability to work. Click here to find out if you qualify for social security disability.
As you can see, there are plenty of resources to assist you and your loved ones in your daily life. We hope to have brought attention to those that they will be helpful for you!