The amount of information available about stroke can be overwhelming. Madonna coordinates with local, regional and national organizations to help patients find the most helpful online resources.
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
National Institutes of Health Stroke Information for Seniors
American Stroke Foundation
To empower stroke survivors and their families to overcome the challenges of life after stroke.
Strike out Stroke
Strike Out Stroke is a national nonprofit (501c3) dedicated to stroke awareness and education. Strike Out Stroke is a copyrighted trademark of Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp.
Nebraska State Stroke Association
The mission of the Nebraska State Stroke Association is the prevention of stroke through education and to maximize quality of life for stroke survivors and their families.
League of Human Dignity
The League of Human Dignity works with people who have disabilities to promote independent living and ensure social, economic, and political equality.
Independence Rising serves 39 counties in south-central and southwest Nebraska, offering services to people with disabilities in order to help them meet their goals for independence.
Nebraska Vocational Rehab
Nebraska Vocational Rehab helps people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep jobs.
Madonna offers a support group that meets monthly as part of the stroke program.
There are also survivor and family support groups throughout Nebraska and surrounding regions. For specific details regarding support groups in your area, speak to your Madonna social worker.
For meeting times and more information, contact Amy Goldman at 402-413-3184.
Madonna’s Peer Volunteer Program matches those who have completed rehabilitation with people who are just starting the process of rehabilitation for the purpose of listening, sharing meaningful life experiences and providing hope for the future. Adolescents who completed rehab, or parents of adolescents, are also available as a peer volunteer.
Peer volunteers can:
- Share information about the Madonna rehabilitation experience
- Answer questions about the day-to-day experience
- Visit individually with a patient and/or a family member